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This Poetry Analysis Workshop for close reading activity uses Banjo Paterson's 'WALTZING MATILDA' to help students learn about poetry analysis. This is a great classic Australian song which many voted to have as the National Anthem at one time! It's the story of a happy-go-lucky swagman who just wants to go dancing with his sweetheart.


TPT DIGITAL Resource Ready!


Workshop takes 2-4 lessons. This poetry analysis booklet can be instantly printed for students. Perfect for snippets of analytical thinking and textual analysis practice between other units, or for a reliever or substitute teacher - everything needed is included.


Perfect for students in Upper High School - New Zealand Years 10-12, Australia Years 9-11, USA Years 9-11, and Britain Years 10-12 (Key Stage 4-5).



  • A list of language techniques to look for
  • An analysis grid
  • A language features page to focus on two chosen language features
  • 4 great extension tasks for students to choose from
  • A sample marking schedule
  • Teacher sample analysis notes





10 page poetry close reading workshop



Banjo Paterson WALTZING MATILDA Australian Poetry Analysis


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