Grade 8 English

Grade 8 English

4 Seasons

English is the most common language used across the globe in various interactions whether it be on the internet, in entertainment, first encounters, in business or politically. For this reason, it is important to be able to speak, read and write it correctly. This subject produces students who are able to think critically and creatively, practice various verbal skills, develop research skills and develop an appreciation for poetry and literature. Students also gain sound general knowledge while staying up to date with current affairs.

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Grade 8 English
  • Advertisement

    Episode 1

    Adverts are what sellers use to make a product or service known to potential buyers or consumers. We learn about different ways in which adverts are being used to raise awareness on social issues. We learn about the AIDA principle used in advertising.

  • Incident Report

    Episode 2

    An incident report is a tool that documents any event that may or may not have caused injuries to a person or damage to a company asset. It is used to capture injuries and accidents, near misses, property and equipment damage, health and safety issues, security breaches and misconduct in any envi...

  • Reflective essay

    Episode 3

    A lot happens throughout one’s day and reflecting on our actions is important. Knowing how to write a reflective essay is an essential skill. We learn about techniques to write an exciting piece that will have you scoring high marks for this section.

  • Literature elements

    Episode 4

    Novels are long prose with a more complex plot, compared to a short story, we usually have chapters which allow us to focus on smaller sections as well as what we call elements of a novel, which is what we are going to focus on in this lesson.

  • Literature Themes

    Episode 5

    In novels, a literary theme is the central idea or underlying meaning a writer explores in a novel, short story, or other literary work. The theme of a story can be conveyed using characters, setting, dialogue, plot, or a combination of all of these elements.

  • Diary Writing

    Episode 6

    Dear diary…in this lesson we will be looking at how to write a diary entry, focusing on the formal and language requirements of a diary entry and how to apply everything you know about this skill.

  • Formal letter writing

    Episode 7

    A formal letter is written for official purposes to authorities, dignitaries, colleagues, seniors, etc and not to personal contacts, friends or family. Let’s brush up on this skill so you know when to use it.

  • Speech writing and presenting

    Episode 8

    We cover a skill that some people love and others despise. Speech writing always depends on the type of audience you are writing for. We look at different approaches for being prepared for such a moment.

  • Prayer for all my countrymen (poem)

    Episode 9

    We learn how to analyse a poem by examining the elements of this famous poem in order to understand the literary work in its entirety.

  • Poem: 'Night Sister' by Elizabeth Jennings

    Episode 10

    Practise this poem to understand how easy it is to analyse a poem and point out its elements.