Grade 8 English
In the first trimester, we will review our Reading and Writing strategies, as well as Punctuation and Parts of Speech. Our focus will be on Descriptive writing, which we will explore through regular writing exercises, Resumes, Cover letters, Descriptive texts and Poetry.
In the second trimester, we will continue to build on our understanding of reading and writing conventions, and develop our Planning and Revision Strategies. Our focus will be on Argumentative and Expository writing, which we will explore through Advertising and Promotion, Opinion texts, Presentation and Debate.
In the third, and final trimester, we will consolidate our skills and strategies, and put them to work through an exploration of Stories and Narrative Structure and Strategies. Our focus will be on various forms of Narrative writing, which we will explore through plays, short stories, novels and films.