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Exploring Poetry Workbook

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$3.99 or Free on Plus | 19 pages (PDF)|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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  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1478

    Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)Elaborationsbecoming familiar with typical structural stages and language features of various t...

  • ACELT1599

    Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrativeElaborationsidentifying and discussing the use of descriptive adjectives (‘in the middle of a va...

  • ACELY1678

    Identify the audience and purpose of imaginative, informative and persuasive textsElaborationsidentifying the author’s point of view on a topic and key words and images that seem intended to persuade listeners, viewers or readers to agree with t...

  • ACELA1490

    Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audienceElaborationsbecoming familiar with the typical stages and language features of such text types as: simple narrative,...

  • ACELY1690

    Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsdescribing the language which authors use to create imaginary worlds; how textual features such as headings, subheadings...

  • ACELT1600

    Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of ...

  • ACELT1791

    Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogueElaborationscreating visual and multimodal texts based on Aboriginal and Torres ...

  • ACELY1679

    Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correctingElabo...

  • ACELT1606

    Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and punsElaborationsdefining spoonerisms, neologisms and puns and exploring ...

  • ACELY1691

    Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElaborationsreading new and different kinds of texts with...

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  • Fixed typo on page 8

    Fix by Jill (Teach Starter) 5 days ago

  • 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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