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    Barney Whiterats

    SJ L3 cover image Oct 2015

    by Glenn Colquhoun

    “Barney Whiterats” is a text in three parts. Students have to consider: a poem by one of New Zealand’s most respected poets, a musical setting of the poem as a lullaby, and an explanation of the poet’s inspiration that includes an old black-and-white photograph of a swagman.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

    Learning area: English, The Arts

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 5

    Category: Fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Barney Whiterats, melody, music, onomatopoeia, poetry, rhythm, swagmen

    In: School Journal Level 3 October 2015

    Publication date: October 2015

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