My Pinterest Sites have a mix of educational boards that you might find useful.
I am currently working on a board for 'Henry IV, to help some students I am tutoring and it should be available by next week.
Wilfred Owen was one of more than 2,000 English W.W.I. poets and yet his acclaimed verse remains enduringly relevant regardless of changing context. Exploring the 'distinctive' qualities of Wilfred Owen's poetry can be enhanced by comparatively evaluating the set poems through a 'conceptual' lens that highlights the poet's purpose and innovative style.
There are many online documentaries and evocative readings of the individual poems that students can watch as homework or response triggers.
I have given some that I have found useful to prompt class discussion and sharpen interpretive response. Having students prepare their own readings of some or part of the poems can also prompt closer 'ownership' and empathetic connection with the combatants that Owen speaks of and for. James Wheller for example, gives an insightful rendition of 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'.
The Robbie Ellis clip offers a moving rendition of 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and another poem that explores the resonating horror of W.W.I. and war itself. Although the second poem is not one of the set poem, it works well to prompt what makes Owen's anti-war poetry so powerful.
I hope they assist your evaluation of Owen's verse.
I have always found this elective to be one of the most powerfully engaging options, regardless of gender or ability level. We discussed the prescribed poems, possible programming approaches as well as resources for contextualising and developing student knowledge and understanding.
Teachers shared their personal experiences in teaching Owen's poetry and the various strategies they had used to maximise student interpretation, analysis and writing skills.
I give a lot of regional school workshop tours around the state as it is an onerous bprocess for teachers to drive long distances or fly in to attend a Sydney based workshop.
I have appreciated those teachers who emailed me with suggestions for new TTA workshop topics next year and at present I will be offering new courses in AOS Creative Writing and 'Henry IV, Part One'.
It is likely however, that TTA will no longer run face-to-face workshops in 2018
I would welcome any additional workshop requests as well as non-Sydney suggestions of where to offer them.
I am an experienced H.T. English, author and presenter.