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
  • Irony

    Episode 1

    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.

  • Features of a newspaper article

    Episode 2

    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 3

    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 4

    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.

  • Dialogue

    Episode 5

    Dialogue is a record of exchanges as they occur, directly from the speaker’s point of view. This lesson goes through the techniques writing a dialogue using the GAPS mnemonic.

  • Email Writing

    Episode 6

    Email writing is a form of electronic communication. In this lesson how to structure your message in the email format.

  • Reviews

    Episode 7

    A review helps in articulating a personal response to show your overall impression on something.

  • Writing a short story

    Episode 8

    A short story is a brief narrative containing a few characters, setting, conflict, theme and plot. By the end of this lesson you will know how the Freytag pyramid is used to develop a story

  • Obituary

    Episode 9

    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 10


    Episode 10

    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.