Grade 8 Spanish First Language students are afforded the opportunity to build on the work done in Grade 7 in literacy skills in this language. They study non-fiction and fiction prose, drama, media texts and poetry. They begin to build their ability to read critically and question perspectives, voices and bias in texts.  They also begin to consider the importance of context on the production of both literary and non-literary texts (such as adverts and writing in the media). Students will focus on key literacy skills such as inferring and deducing, using structures and vocabulary to achieve effects, and critical reading.