The Glass on the Bar - Henry Lawson

David McLean
Grade Levels
5th - 9th
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  • Zip (6 pages and mp3 file)
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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 is a classic poem full of pathos. Three bushmen lament the loss of a mate. Scaffolding is used as an approach to the study of the poem with activities before, during and after the study of the poem. Words are collected and pre-knowledge obtained setting the foundation. Students can then listen to the poem on the PowerPoint that accompanies the piece. The activities in this section look at imagery and rhyme. The post reading activities help flesh out further issues. The workbook that accompanies the PowerPoint can be copied as needed and teachers can decide what they want to utilize but this poem serves as a great introduction to Henry Lawson.

This work is also part of a Lawson Collection which includes, Andy's Gone with Cattle, Knocking Around, Mary Called Him Mister, Past Carin', The Faces in the Street and The Glass on the Bar.

There are also works by Banjo Paterson; Waltzing Matilda, The Geebung Polo Club, Mulga Bill's Bicycle, The Man from Snowy River and The Man from Ironbark.

Other titles include:- O'Brien's, Said Hanrahan and Spencer's. How McDougall Topped the Score.

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6 pages and mp3 file
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