Teaching Resource

Exploring Poetry Workbook

PDF, Word | 19 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A workbook to help students become more familiar with the genre of poetry.

Use this teaching resource when studying poetry in your classroom.

Students read and explore the poems in the workbook to learn more about the genre of poetry.

The concepts explored in the workbook include:

  • context, purpose and audience
  • alliteration
  • onomatopoeia
  • word play
  • imagery
  • storytelling.

Answers for teachers are also provided.

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    • ACELT1600

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    • ACELT1606

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    • ACELY1690

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    • Added 'Student Editable' Microsoft Word versions.

      Addition by Tom (Teach Starter) Sep 15th, 2020

    • Fixed typo on page 8

      Fix by Jill (Teach Starter) Aug 9th, 2020

    • Fixed spelling of 'Mom' to 'Mum' on pages 2, 7 and 9

      Fix by Tom (Teach Starter) Nov 12th, 2019

    • Fixed typo on page 7: 'singer' to 'singing'

      Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Feb 4th, 2019

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