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Writing an Autobiographical Poem Worksheet

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A 2 page worksheet for students to use when learning how to write an autobiographical poem.

Use this teaching resource when studying poetry in your classroom.

This worksheet has been designed to introduce students to the purpose, structure and language features of autobiographical poems.

It also includes a writing scaffold for students to use when writing an autobiographical poem of their own.

For tips and ideas about how you can use this resource as a back to school activity, read our blog Back to School Activities for Upper Years Students.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

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  • English > Year 5 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1611

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  • English > Year 6 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1617

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