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 Tanya Krick on 30/06/2017

Really enjoy the face to face. Barbara is so approachable and knows everything!

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/06/2017

Useful resources. Great discussion and deconstruction of poems and extended responses.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/06/2017

This was a very useful tool. Session 2 was extremely helpful with regards to poetic analysis.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
30/06/2017

Really great! Glad it was a smaller group so that discussions flowed. Smaller group allowed for questions. Structured well. Love the face to face workshop.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Maria Seymour on 30/06/2017

Very well organised. Great hand out given to all. Very inclusive, Barbara engages all of us. She’s amazing. A teacher who understands teachers.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Lucinda Macdonald on 30/06/2017

Barbara is always outstanding. Fantastic resources and teaching strategies. The booklets keep getting thinner and poorer in quality – LCC please provide better ones!

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Peita Mages on 30/06/2017

Again, earth-shattering awesome PL. You’ve changed the way I teach and I am seeking to change the practices of my teachers at OHS.

Close Study of Text - Wilfred Owen
by Sandra Sullivan on 30/06/2017

Barbara was amazing. Had a detailed understanding of the text and rubric and was able to explore the nature of, and requirements of the Module.

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.


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.