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Publishing Poetry

Student activities

Task no. 1

Publishing Poetry

Recall how C.J Dennis used to write for his school paper.

  • Using Trove, view newspapers from the 1870's and the 1880's. Compare them to newspapers of today.
  • In pairs or small groups, come up with 2 similarities and 2 differences.
  • Recalling what you have learnt about C.J Dennis and his poetry, write your own funny poem (at least 6 lines), which will then be made into a class newspaper.