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Grade 8 English Module: Analyzing Messages Conveyed in a Text

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.

If you have any questions in using this SLM or any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your teacher or facilitator.

This module is designed and written to help you, young learners, learn better the English language. The scope of this module permits it to be used in many different learning situations. The language used recognizes the diverse vocabulary levels of learners. The lessons are arranged to follow the standard sequence of the learning competencies for Grade 8 learners.

The Most Essential Learning Competency covered in this module is recognizepositive and negative messages conveyed in a text.


As a learner of this module, you are expected to:

1. recognize signal words and expressions used to convey positive and negative messages;

2. identify whether the message in a sentence level or paragraph level is positive or negative;

3. classify statements whether the positive or negative messages are literally or figuratively expressed;

4. identify the figurative language used in the message conveyed; and

5. write a reflective essay on a particular topic by expressing your positive or negative message.

Grade 8 English Quarter 2 Self-Learning Module: Analyzing Messages Conveyed in a Text


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