Start teaching poetry




Poetry is fun. Short texts packed with interest and meaning, engage students as readers. Poems can be funny, sad or musical and speak to students. In this course we unpack how to approach the teaching of poetry. The rationale for this course comes from the work of writers like Libby Hathorn and Libby Gleason who encourage students to read widely and play with language. The references in the course come from the Australian Curriculum and the NSW English syllabus K-6.

This course is the first in the seriesĀ Poetry is fun. All courses stand alone and can be completed separately.

Poetry is fun

Exploring different forms of poetry

The Target Audience

This course has been designed for primary teachers teaching students from kindergarten to year six.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key features of poetry
  • Provide teachers with a variety of ways students can engage with poems as they read and write.


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