My country


My country by Dorothea Mackellar is  an iconic and patriotic Australian poem. The most recognised section of the poem is the stanzas which describe the Australian landscape. It is easy to download a copy of this poem. Use this poem to teach students how poets use descriptive language, rhyme, rhythm and
repetition to convey a message. These lessons have been designed for students in years 3-6.



Do you want to explore a poem with your class? Then Poetry Picks may  prove useful for you. They are a double sided A4 page that unpacks teaching ideas for reading and responding to a poem and using the poem as a basis for student writing. Some suggestions are also provided to extend the text set.


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