Grade 8 English Module: Composing an Effective Paragraph

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 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 compose an effective paragraph.

Further, this module 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 compose effective paragraphs.


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

1. define a paragraph;

2. identify the different principles in writing an effective paragraph;

3. distinguish different patterns used in paragraph development; and

4. write a paragraph showing ways to preserve the environment.

Grade 8 English Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: Composing an Effective Paragraph


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