A worksheet to help students understand idioms in poetry.
Students read the poem, The Brave Babysitter and the Boys, then investigate the idioms within the poem.
Answers for teachers are also provided.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies
Discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts
Thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts
Identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts
Recognises, reflects on and assesses their strengths as a learner
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to context
Navigate and read imaginative, informative and persuasive texts by interpreting structural features, including tables of content, glossaries, chapters, headings and subheadings and applying appropriate text processing strategies, including monitoring...
Analyse the text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text
Australian Curriculum alignment
Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to contextElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the ...
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...
Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a textElaborationscomparing the structures and features of different texts, including print and digital sources on similar topics, and evaluating which features be...
Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanningElaborationsbringing subject and technical vocabulary and concept knowledge...
Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadingsElaborationsbringing subject and...
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