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
  • Features of a newspaper article

    Episode 1

    An article is a piece of writing that is published in a newspaper or magazine. Lets learn about the skill behind all the newspaper articles we read to keep informed.

  • Articles

    Episode 2

    An article is a word that is used to indicate that a noun is a noun without describing it. Oftentimes “a, an and the” are used incorrectly. Let's correct that in this lesson.

  • Gerunds and infinitives

    Episode 3

    Using a venn diagram we learn about how gerunds and infinitives function as the subject or the object of a verb. We look at their meaning and how we can use it to improve our writing.

  • Diary Writing

    Episode 4

    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.

  • Obituary

    Episode 5

    An obituary is often referred to as a notice of death, often called a funeral notice. It informs others of someone's death.

  • Eulogy

    Episode 6

    A eulogy is a speech usually given at a funeral about the person who has died. It should capture the essence of the life lived and appropriate emotive words.

  • Irony

    Episode 7

    I am sure you have heard people say "I literally died when I saw him". This is an example of irong used commonly when we speak but "literally and irony" are often used incorrectly. This lesson will expore the different ways in which irony is used and expore the right definition for it.