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This suite of poems from Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)'s collection on China offers a glimpse into several famous landmarks seen through the eyes of this famous indigenous poet. The poems are linguistically and structurally very simple and can be read and studied by students from a variety of language and ability levels. Poems studied are:


  • China...woman
  • The Past
  • Sunrise on Huampu River
  • Entombed Warriors
  • Lake within a Lake
  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Visit to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall


This worksheet covers 'Sunrise on Huampu River.'


The poem is examined in a separate worksheet, with questions structured around Bloom's taxonomy of lower-to-higher-order tasks. There is also a link to another poem by Chinese or Australian poets which allows teachers to discuss differences in the manner of presenting the same place or idea.


Teachers often buy these worksheets together with: the Close Reading Notes, a complete reading of each poem, and the sample essay to a senior question for this topic. 


Please note - because of copyright costs the poems themselves must be downloaded free from the NESA website.

Poetry Study Worksheet - Oodgeroo, 'Sunrise on the Huampu River'

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