The Man from Snowy River

David McLean
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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  • Zip (9 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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The Man from Snowy River is one of the greatest depictions of bush life with an heroic horseman and a great chase. Now you can examine the poem in detail. There are pre-reading activities in the workbook to help establish the foundation of what students may already know and prepare them for the reading. The activities while reading are often practical and deal with the rhyme, meter and delivery of the poem. Most importantly, there is a reading of the poem highlighting the pace and movement written into the verse. The post reading activities add dimension to the study challenging students to take matters further. The workbook can be copied as needed.

The material is all in a zip file. Copy the file to your laptop or desktop. Open it with windows explorer and if the PowerPoint asks for permission to include outside content, it is actually referring to the audio file so you will need to allow it. 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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9 pages and mp3 file
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