Wilfred Owen
Lesson plans for "Dulce et Decorum Est," other poems

Astonishing Photo Collection Of Life In WWI Trenches Has Just Been Unearthed
Black and white photos from World War I showing trenches, other aspects of war. Good for pre-reading.

"Dulce et Decorum Est"
Among the resources at this site is one must-see: the video. The poem is voiced over a series of photos from World War I.

"Dulce et Decorum Est"
By reading and re-reading the poem, closely combining paired and full classroom discussion about it, and writing about it, students come to an appreciation of the need to (a) re-read, paraphrase, and discuss ideas, (b) achieve an accurate basic understanding level of a text, (c) achieve an accurate interpretive understanding of a text, and (d) build a coherent piece of writing that both constructs and communicates solid understanding of text. One-day lesson with poem text, discussion/analysis questions, writing tasks, multiple-choice assessment. Designed for grade 8. Word processor required for access.

"Insensibility"
Text and analysis.

Poetry of Wilfred Owen
Links to 25 poems including "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "Anthem for Doomed Youth."

Soldiers' Perspectives on War: Can Point of View Convince?
This lesson uses "Dulce and Decorum Est" and Randall Jarrell's "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" to explore the impact of point of view.

Wilfred Owen
Brief biography and a link to poetry.

Wilfred Owen Study Questions
Discussion questions for these poems: "Anthem for Doomed Youth," "Apologia Pro Poemate Meo," "Miners," "Dulce et Decorum Est.".

World War I and its impact on English
Nonfiction blog on words and phrases influenced by World War I, including French fries .



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