Kuwentong Munti: A Reading Workshop

Kuwentong Munti is an enrichment activity designed to introduce young readers to Philippine literature through local mythology and legends, and allow them to analyze and apply lessons learned in their daily life.

• to introduce/re-introduce Philippine folklore and literature to young children
• to tap into the kids’ creativity and encourage them to draw from their reading experiences
• to employ a reactive and interactive approach to learning Filipino literature

The Kuwentong Munti workshops are conducted for selected Grade 4-6 students from three schools/locations. Eskritoryo Pilipinas invites speakers (writers, poets, and artists) to conduct the workshops. Some partners have included Museo Pambata and author Mina V. Esguerra.

The two components of Kuwentong Munti are Story Appreciation and Writing. Story Appreciation includes a reading session that allows learners to discover Filipino myths, legends, and origin stories. The invited speakers will also be sharing their knowledge on literature and art. Writing/Creative Output is a creative workshop. It allows the learner to take inspiration from the tales and legends shared with them and create their own literary works. While there will be special attention given to writing, students will be also taught other creative ways of expression (like drawing or print-making or crafts-making).

If you want your school or your institution to be part of Kuwentong Munti, please get in touch with us!


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