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Lesson Plan

Day: M T W T F

Date: Thursday Time: 10:05 10:35 Year:

Learning Area: English Topic: Poetry

Curriculum content description:
Students are discussing and evaluating different readings of texts (ACEEN079.
In addition, they will be undertaking close analysis of texts (ACEEN060).

Students prior knowledge and experience:

Students have developed prior knowledge of:
Poetry techniques
Connecting meanings to words
Feature article devices
Undertaking creative tasks

Learning purpose:
To reflect on the techniques used throughout poetry by analysing, visualising and
connecting different interpretations of meanings within the text. Practicing openmindedness, interpretive and analytical responses and developing oral
communication skills through discussion in an informal discussion.

Learning objectives:


On completing this lesson each student

will be able to:
Analyse and identify common
techniques that are used in
Observe the different
interpretations of meanings within
the text.
Gain an understand of why people
write poetry.

The lesson objective will be achieved by:

Questioning and monitoring the
way that the students are
interpreting the text.
Making connection and reflecting
back on content taught before the
lesson is concluded.
Ensuring participation and
engagement in the classroom

Preparation and Resources:

Obtaining additional pens for students that dont have resources.

Ensuring that all students have their poetry worksheets.
Using a watch to monitor the time.
Printing of the lesson plan to use as a guide during the lesson to assist us
to keep the lesson on-track.

A part of preparation will be presenting a PowerPoint and YouTube video.

This will allow students to gain a deeper understanding of poetry.

Catering for diversity

Working in pairs or small groups to allow collaborative work.
Distributing ability levels of strong students and weaker students.
sharing questions amongst students for equal engagement.
Comparing point of view and opinions of interpretations give students diversity in


Learning Experiences:
1. Introduction:
Introduce teachers, who we are, where we are from and why we are here.
I am Mr Chambers and Im a student teacher from Murdoch
Open with some background information about my army experience,
showing the students some photos and a short video. This will help to
engage the students and grab their attention. Draw attention to the
Why do soldiers write poetry in times of war? What purpose do
poem have as a writer and reader?
Explain to the students what we are going to do in this lesson, the lesson
objectives and outcomes.
Analysing Counter Attack by Siegfried Sassoon
Identifying poem techniques he has used and explore their effect
Developing students interpretations of the text in small
collaborative groups (pairs)

Explore the purposes behind poetry as a maker and responder

(creator and audience)
2. Sequence of learning experiences:
Open the lesson by playing a reading of the poem
Allow students to read along on their sheets or to just listen and envisage
the reading in their minds
Have the students write down answers to:
What scene was constructed or created in your mind?
What feeling does the first stanza create? And what feeling are you
left with at the end?

Move onto breaking the class into pairs students can work with the other
student at their desk. Give each pair a section of the poem to:
Highlight the poem techniques used in the piece
Words and phrases they dont know the meaning to
Write down and share interpretations of the piece with their
Compare and contrast interpretations that differed and explore
While the students are working together walk around the room assisting
students in words or phrases they dont understand.
What does its sound like it means? Is it a verb/noun/adjective? Why
do you think that? (Try to get the student think about it before
giving them the answer)

After giving the students time to analyse and discuss, draw their attention
back to the teachers. Get each group to read their lines, identify the poem
techniques and their interpretations. Prompt students to share if they had
different interpretations of the pieces.
Work through the poem group by group until the poem is complete

3. Lesson conclusion:
After finishing ask the students the opening lesson questions:
Why do soldiers write poetry in times of war? What purpose do
poem have as a writer and reader?
If time permits give students to answer the question writing in their
notebooks and then picking students to give their opinions of purpose as a
writer and a reader, if there is no time just select students to answer.

Lesson Evaluation:
This lesson went really well. Students worked well together and gave answers that indicated
critical thinking
Perhaps in future lesson more of the lesson could be place on to the students working under
their own steam and writing their own pieces, but all in all good lesson to refresh on poetry