Engaging with poetry - modern poems

Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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This resource focuses on modern poetry from a range of contemporary source. Students have the opportunity to learn about how language forms and features of a selection of modern poems. They explore how composers use language, rhythm and imagery to engage their audience and the ways in which imaginative texts can explore and express emotion and feeling. Students have the opportunity to learn to respond to the language forms and features of a variety of poems, explain their responses to the ways of representing the real world.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN5-1A) responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

(ENLS-1A) listens and responds in familiar contexts

(ENLS-2A) communicates for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-3A) selects and uses language to communicate according to purpose, audience and context

(ENLS-4A) views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia

(ENLS-8A) writes short texts for everyday purposes

(EN5-2A) effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(ENLS-5A) recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-6A) reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

(ENLS-7A) uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

(ENLS-9A) composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

(EN5-3B) selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning

(ENLS-10B) explores the ways in which language forms, features and structures of texts vary according to purpose, audience and context

(EN5-4B) effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

(ENLS-11B) composes, publishes and presents texts appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of contexts

(EN5-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

(ENLS-12C) responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive

(ENLS-13C) engages critically with texts using personal experiences

(EN5-6C) investigates the relationships between and among texts

(EN5-7D) understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

(ENLS-14D) explores how the use of language affects personal roles and relationships with others

(ENLS-15D) responds to and composes texts that explore personal, social and world issues

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELT1633) Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELT1635) Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts

(ACELT1636) Analyse texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author’s literary style

(ACELT1637) Investigate and experiment with the use and effect of extended metaphor, metonymy, allegory, icons, myths and symbolism in texts, for example poetry, short films, graphic novels, and plays on similar themes

(ACELT1639) Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELT1772) Analyse text structures and language features of literary texts, and make relevant comparisons with other texts

(ACELT1641) Analyse and explain how text structures, language features and visual features of texts and the context in which texts are experienced may influence audience response

(ACELT1643) Compare and evaluate how ‘voice’ as a literary device can be used in a range of different types of texts such as poetry to evoke particular emotional responses

(ACELT1774) Analyse and evaluate text structures and language features of literary texts and make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
literature, poetry, Literary devices, Lyric poetry, modern poetry, figurative language
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Resource ID: ba914e4e-b39e-49d5-9cdb-fbcfdc7a982a