Top Lines Activities and Resources Book

Author: Dot Jensen and Maureen Granger, Publisher: Phoenix

Top Lines is a collection of poems from 46 of Australia's best known and most promising poets selected to appeal to lower and middle secondary students. Finding poems which will interest and are relevant to students in Years 8 - 10 has always been a problem for English teachers. Developing effective and interesting poetry lessons is likewise not easy. Problems solved.

Who are the poets?

Robert Adamson, joanne burns, Grant Caldwell, Heather Cam, Hal Colebatch, Bruce Dawe, Geoffrey Dutton, Robert Gray, Myron Lysenko, Shane McCauley, Les Murray, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Marjorie Pizer, Elizabeth Riddell, Judith Rodriguez, Margaret Scott, Coral Hull, Christopher Kelen, Andy Kissane, Peter Kocan, Thomas Shapcott, Peter Skrzynecki, Colin Thiele, John Tranter

and many others, have chosen the poems they have written which they think will most appeal to students in years 8 - 10. The resulting collection covers a wide range of poetic forms, techniques and subjects.

 '...a worthy acquisition as a class set...a useful source of otherwise unattainable material on every English teacher's bookshelf. "Top Lines Activities and Resources", to accompany the anthology is the most useful poetry-teaching resource I have seen in many years.' - The Australian English Teacher

Top Lines Activities and Resources Book provides teachers with information and ideas, including reproducible activity pages about:

  • the poems
  • the poets
  • poetic inspiration
  • forms and structures
  • poetic language
  • techniques
  • analysis
  • how to write a poem.


More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
ISBN 9781875695270
Subject English