Grade 6 Poetry lesson 2

Poetry Lessons
Types of Poetry


This lesson continues on from Poetry lesson 1. Students were able to choose a type of poem to write about the topic Antarctica. This lesson also focuses on spelling, grammar, punctuation, editing and publishing.

Australian Curriculum Links:

    • Year 6 – Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse(ACELT1617)
    • Year 6 – Understand that cohesive links can be made in textsby omitting or replacing words (ACELA1520)
    • Year 6 – Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience(ACELY1816)
    • Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea – ACELA1508


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  1. Ask: What is poetry? What types of poetry have we been looking at? What type of poetry have you chosen for your Antarctica poem?
  2. Show students a completed poem on Antarctica. Antarctica poem example
  3. Go through with class and edit poem. Grammar and spelling.
  4. Students continue writing their poems on Antarctica
  1. Once students have finished their poem, get them to edit it in red pen and give to teacher to check.Students type up poem on computer:*add border

    *italicise adjectives

    *make the nouns bold

    *Make words of poem sit in the middle of the page

    *leave room on the bottom of the page to draw a picture relating to the poem


  1. Once poems have been printed out, draw a picture on the bottom relating to the poem itself.
  2. Extension activity: Write a haiku on the topic of schoolOR

    Create a shape poem on:

    *dogs  OR

    *snake (can choose any topic)



  • Have students chosen a type of poem looked at during last lesson?
  • Have they followed the correct structure of the poem?
  • Is the poem about Antarctica?
  • Is all grammar, spelling and punctuation correct?



  • Smart board
  • Antarctica poem
  • Red pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Work book
  • Computer



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