A worksheet on A B Paterson’s classic Australian poem ‘Clancy of the Overflow’ suitable for Year 8 students. A second sheet with suggested answers is included.
The poem is widely available online, suggested links:
Australian Poetry Library
e-Books@Adelaide (Adelaide University)
You may want to decorate the worksheet. Some artwork depicting the period would be suitable. Subject to copyright the images at the following sites would work well:
National Library of Australia
Suggested curriculum relevance
Australian Curriculum — English, Year 8
ACELT1630: Identify and evaluate devices that create tone, for example humour, wordplay, innuendo and parody in poetry, humorous prose, drama or visual texts
ACELY1733: Apply increasing knowledge of vocabulary, text structures and language features to understand the content of texts
National Curriculum in England — English, Key Stage 3
Reading: Pupils should be taught to read critically through
knowing how language, including figurative language, vocabulary choice, grammar, text structure and organisational features, presents meaning
recognising a range of poetic conventions and understanding how these have been used
Please provide a review of the resource. Comments, feedback or questions are welcome.