How McDougal Topped the Score

David McLean
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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  1. Every teacher in Australia should have a collection of Australian poems for classroom use. Here we have the quintessential compendium; Paterson, Lawson and the classic 'How McDougall Topped the Score' and 'Said Hanrahan'. There is a marvellous tradition in Australia of ballad verse which is entertai
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This poem is an Australian classic. It centres on a country cricket match in which a canny Scot who has never played cricket manages to win the game. The reading on the PowerPoint is colourful but it is the support material in the accompanying worksheets that enable a full examination of the poetic craft to be undertaken. Apart from basic comprehension questions, an insight is provided of meter, similes and other poetic devices. Other titles include:- The Man from Snowy River, Waltzing Matilda, Mulga Bill's Bicycle and The Man from Ironbark. You might also like to try Lawson's, The Glass on the Bar and Mary Called Him Mister as well as O'Brien's, Said Hanrahan and Spencer's. How McDougall Topped the Score. The entire collection of Australian poetry is also available as a discounted bundle.

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5 slides and 16 pages
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