Teaching Resource

Exploring Poetry Worksheet - Context, Purpose and Audience

PDF | 5 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A worksheet to help students understand context, purpose and audience in poetry.

Use this teaching resource when studying poetry in your classroom.

Students read the poems Daycare DisastersMy House and Night, then investigate the context, purpose and audience of each poem.

Answers for teachers are also provided.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELA277

    Identify features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text, and understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience

  • VCELY256

    Read an increasing range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts by combining phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge, using text processing strategies, including confirming, rereading and cross-checking

  • VCELY287

    Read different types of texts for specific purposes by combining phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge using text processing strategies, including monitoring meaning, skimming, scanning and reviewing

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Gill Light

I’m not sure that the ‘Night’ poem is really appropriate for Year 3-4 or, in fact, most primary school students as it could be quite scary, particularly for those who experienced nightmares or difficulties sleeping themselves

Gill Light · Sep 2nd, 2021

Melissa Teach Starter

Hi Gill,

Thanks so much for your feedback, I will pass it along to our resources team to take a look at.
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Melissa Teach Starter · Sep 3rd, 2021

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