Grade 8 English Module: Using Parallel Structures

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 week 3 of the English 8 curriculum guide for the third quarter. The lesson found in this module is split into self-contained units with their own activities and notes for further reading.

This lesson helps you on how to use parallel structures. It is also anchored with different activities that are highly engaging and thus, helps you effectively understand the role to play of these structures; in what they are doing in a sentence; and guide you through your writing or giving a speech.

Furthermore, in this module, the learner will be adept in improving their writings to a more consistent one and thus, gives justice to the structure and context of the writing.

The Most Essential Learning Competency (MELC) covered in this module is using parallel structures.


  • Specifically, you are to:

1. define parallel structures;

2. familiarize the rules on parallel structures;

3. express appreciation on the rules of parallel structures;

4. differentiate coordinating conjunction from correlating conjunction;

5. identify errors in parallel structures; and

6. write sentences using parallel structures correctly.

Grade 8 English Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: Using Parallel Structures


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