Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
Wilfred Owen's distinctive language use & techniques with focus on 'Strange Meeting', 'Insensibility' & other poems set. Developing student interpretation & writing ski...
Target Audience
Secondary English teachers who are currently teaching the course elective or those who are considering doing so in the future.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Detailed analysis of Wilfred Owen’s poetry. Evaluation of how the structure, content and language features of his poetry communicate meaning and shape audience interpretation and response. Close study of several poems which are set for study as well as methods for developing student response skills.

Audience

Secondary English teachers who are currently teaching the course elective or those who are considering doing so in the future.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Wilfred Owen - Poet of The Great War

1 hour and 30 minutes

Evaluation of the impact of personal experience during W.W.I. on the poetic style, content, structure and language of Owen’s poetry. Focus on purpose and recurring themes will be made to clarify awareness of the power of the poet’s voice.

Deconstruction of Text

2 hours

Several poems from those set for study will be closely evaluated. This will include detailed annotation as well as clarification of key themes,language use and poetic forms and techniques that have been used.

Developing Student interpretation and response skills.

1 hour and 30 minutes

Various methods for developing student writing skills will be evaluated. These include the use of past HSC questions, student exemplars, essay scaffolds and guidelines. Strategies for improving thesis construction and the devleopment of an authentic student voice will be discussed. Discussion of useful resources and teaching strategies will finish of the workshop.

What To Bring

Participants are advised to bring laptops and USB for note-taking and resource sharing. Copies of the text should also be brought along with multiple copies of effective resources for teaching this elective.

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Christina Bradley on 30/11/2016

Extremely well structured and knowledgeable presentation. Great resources. Thank you! Your enthusiasm is motivating!

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Excellent resources. Some slides could have less text – often difficult to read and take notes from. Other slides were well formatted. As usual, an informative and insightful presentation.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Excellent overview of content and strategies needed to extend students at the highest levels of the course.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Well structured and delivered.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Wonderful. Informative! I’ve learned a lot.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Focus on module itself and the text as a suite of poems was helpful. Great resources and goodie bag. Presentation allowed me to realise that students need to be active with the material they are presented, rather than focus on annotation only.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Informative and well paced – invaluable resources!

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Great resources and engaging presentation. Various ways to approach texts and good links to HSC responses.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Not only was there a discussion and analysis of the poems, what I really valued was how it was all linked back to what the students are expected to do for the MSC. The resources were also amazing. It was excellent because I am walking out with lesson, ideas for how I will actually deliver the content.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

All aspects of module covered. Resources were very useful for 1st time teaching subject. Lots of classroom strategies.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Lots of resources. Good classroom strategies. However, need more differentiated suggestions.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Nigel Morgan on 30/11/2016

Barbara has thorough knowledge of content. Barbara has moved through the presentation in a lively and interesting way.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Jean Quan on 30/11/2016

New way of looking at poems conceptually after not teaching this for over a decade – which is great. Interesting course. Typically thorough as we’ve come to expect from Barbara.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/11/2016

Excellent resources and presentation.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Jennifer Coupland on 30/11/2016

Excellent resources, generous as always. Encourages excellent discussion and collaboration. Knowledgeable and engaging.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Hani Nematalla on 09/11/2015

Pragmatic and thorough. Insightful on pedagogy and HSC programming and teaching strategies. Interactive and inspiring.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
09/11/2015

Always clear, succinct, informative with valuable resources.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
09/11/2015

Presentation was extremely informative. Large amount of resources and the sharing was nice. One of the best courses overall.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
09/11/2015

Great resources and content delivered. It was informative and shows usefulness for teaching and learning activities. Love the goodie bags.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
09/11/2015

Really great resources and strategies for effectively teaching the close study. Sets a high standard for students.


About the team


Barbara Stanners

Creator

Barbara has been English KLA co-ordinator at Richmond H.S. and Bede Polding College, Windsor South. She has extensive teaching and training experience with Junior and Senior Secondary English courses as well as Certificates in Mentoring and Professional Leadership. Over thirty Teacher Resource Textbooks have been published over the past fifteen years.
Developing resources for all Stage 6 English courses, remains a particular area of interest and expertise.