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Unit: Poetry

in Motion

Lesson: 6/7 Figurative Language and Illustration

Date:
Year Level: 5

Key Learning Area: English/Visual Arts


Curriculum Outcome: Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and

imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs,
anthems and odes (ACELT1611)
Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions (ACAVAM114)
Learning Intention (WALT): Use and understand figurative language and represent your view
through illustration
Success Criteria (WILF):
An appropriate illustration
Merged and uploaded your pdf
Time

Introduction

5 min

Now we are going to illustrate your poem and create


your book.
You will need to:
Type your Poem
Illustrate your Poem, scan to school student
drive, then add it to your document
Save your document as a pdf file in the student
drive

Notes and Resources

Remind students to consider colour, line, shape and


texture when illustrating. What story do you want
your illustration to tell?
Time

Main Content

Notes and Resources

25 min

Allow students to work on task.

Poetry in Motion Webmix


smallpdf.com

Monitor progress and gauge readiness for next step.


10 min

Once several students are ready show them how to


merge pdf files using smallpdf.com
Show students how to upload their combined pdf to
Livebooklet.com
These students can then teach others how to do this.

Poetry in Motion Webmix


live booklet

(Alternatively stop class and show all students at


once)
10 min

For students who finish, have them look at examples


of artist statements and write one about their
illustration, justifying how their illustration enhances
their poem.

Poetry in Motion Webmix


Chris Jordan Artist
Statement
25 stunning book
illustrations

Artist statements do not tell viewers what to think


about artwork but give additional information. It
conveys an artists thoughts and ideas to the viewer.
It helps to answer questions such as why the artist
used a certain media, why they chose to make the
artwork and even the techniques used.
Time

Conclusion

5 min

Show students some of the completed books

Notes and Resources

These books are now


Ask authors to read their poem and explain how their accessible anywhere you
have an ICT device
illustration enhances their poem
simply by using the URL
address.
They can be used on
laptops to show parents
at the Campus Open Day.

Resources

Symbaloo Poetry in Motion Webmix


Samllpdf.com: http://smallpdf.com/
Livebooklet: https://livebooklet.com/dashboard.php