This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
This module is developed based on the Most Essential Learning Competency (MELC) presented in the English 8 MELC curriculum guide. The lesson found in this module is divided into independent units with their own activities and notes for further reading. This lesson helps you on how to analyze literature as a mirror to a shared heritage of people with diverse backgrounds.
The module is thus structured in terms of certain kinds of progression. The reading texts and activities focus on Afro-Asian literature which brings the students to the wonderful continents of Africa and Asia as a mirror to a shared heritage. With these, you will be able to inculcate a deeper appreciation of Philippine culture and those of the other countries.
In sum, the material can be used for individualized instruction working through topic by topic. In this respect, we hope that the module will itself be put to use productively in different ways that nonetheless contributes to its underlying aim: to save our learners from dropping out and to develop an awareness of reading among our learners, where reading the word is a part of reading the world.
The most essential learning competency in this module is to analyze literature as a mirror to a shared heritage of people with diverse backgrounds.
As a learner of this module, you are expected to:
1. define literature and its elements;
2. identify the elements of a given literary piece;
3. analyze the culture reflected in the text with other cultures; and
4. write a composition appreciating literature as a reflection to a shared heritage of people.