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WW1 facts - true or false?
Students mull over which facts are true and which are false. A Yes No whizzy is also available with this resource.
War poetry v Blackadder
Students explore attitudes to war using war poets and Blackadder.
Comprehension questions comparing the poem, 'Dug-out' with a description in 'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'. You'll need a copy of the poem to accompany this resource, which can be easily found on the internet.
War poetry presentation
A guidance sheet to help students plan a presentation on a war poem of their choice.
WW1 poetry research
Students research different aspects of WW1 and present their findings to the rest of the class. The last research topic is suitable for AG&T students.
Analysing 'Spring Offensive'
A sheet for each stanza. Ideal as a starting point to help develop explanation skills when writing about poetry.
Explain that quote!
A card sort activity for 'Dulce et Decorum Est', encouraging students to develop their comments about the effects of language in the poem.
Poetry to prose
Using 'Dulce et Decorum Est' as a guide, students write a piece of prose about a gas attack, focusing on the senses. A Magnet activity is also available in which students group words into the correct sense.
'Dulce et Decorum Est' workbook
Various tasks which encourage a close analysis of the poem and study of its visual imagery, culminating in a storyboard activity. The matching whizzy features keywords from the poem.
Exploring the language of war
A pre-reading and creative writing activity based on Wilfred Owen's 'The Last Laugh'.
Starter activities on 'Vitai Lampada'
A starter activity which encourages students to write their own poetry and reflect on the significance of the words in the poem.
'Dulce et Decorum' language exploration
This Magnet activity offers a range of options for exploring language in more detail. The teaching notes explain how you can easily create a teaching tool like this, and also contains a range of suggestions for classroom use.
'Dulce et Decorum Est' disemvowelled
The disemvowelled version of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' for students to puzzle over. Great as a way in to the poem. Click on the paragraph symbol button to reveal the full text.
Ordering 'The Soldier'
Put the poem in order! The paper version uses the complete poem and the interactive version focuses on the first stanza.
Sorting 'The Soldier'
A crunched version of Brooke's poem for students to sort into categories of their own devising.
A homework task on Greater Love
Comprehension questions examining the biblical context of the poem.
Ideas and attitudes in Wilfred Owen's 'Disabled'
Investigate the poet's attitude, language and structural choices with tasks including ranking, sorting and discussion based activities. Designed with the IGCSE in mind.
Exploration and analysis
Suggested activities for helping students explore form, ideas and langauge in the poem 'Refugee Blues'. Created with the IGCSE in mind.
World War 1 context quotes
A selection of wider reading quotations. Useful as a prompt for discussion of themes and issues arising, for any syllabus.
Unscrambling 'Futility' and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'
Owen's poems 'Futility' and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' have been scrambled together and jumbled up. Try to unscramble and resequence them.
Unscrambling 'The Send-off' and 'The Volunteer'
Owen's poem 'The Send-off' and Asquith's 'The Volunteer' have been scrambled together and jumbled up. Try to unscramble and resequence them.
'Suicide in the Trenches' starter
A creative pre-reading task. Students use clusters of words from the poem to compose sentences or their own poems.
'The Send-off' by Wilfred Owen
Look at interpretations of the poem and decide which is the most effective and why, then answer a series of questions. (Answer sheet on page 3.) One of the evaluation tasks refers to 'Joining the Colours' by Katherine Tynan Hinkson.
Link key quotations to images from the 'All Quiet on the Western Front' film. Particularly effective for pupils having trouble visualising the poems.
Write your own war poem
A helpful resource, encouraging students to explore the language and techniques of war poems, and then write their own. Includes a wordle image (www.wordle.net) and writing tasks.
Critical analysis of In Flanders Fields
A PowerPoint presentation including questions to help students with critical analysis of the poem.
Critical analysis - Break of Day in the Trenches
A PowerPoint presentation of annotations in the form of questions to help students analyse the poem in detail.
Dulce et Decorum est and Vitai Lampada
Ways of comparing the two poems and eliciting a creative response from students.
War poem word sort
A resource to help students compare Brooke's 'Soldier' with Owen's 'The Sentry'. The text is presented in alphabetical format for students to sort as they think appropriate. Teachers' guide included.
'Suicide in the Trenches'
This resource provides a series of questions based on Sassoon's poem. It is split into straightforward / more difficult / demanding questions / tasks.
'Futility' (Owen) crunched
Use in class as a stimulus for creative writing and as a soft introduction to the text itself, before students have read the original. They use the words to write poems of their own. When the original poem is introduced there is a recognition and the possibility of special insights into the imagery.
'High' and 'low' diction whizzy snap activity
An interactive snap version of some of the words from the 'High' and 'low' diction matching activity.
'High' and 'low' diction matching activity
An interactive matching version of some of the words from the 'High' and 'low' diction matching activity.
'High' and 'low' diction matching activity
Students match the high diction of World War One poetry with the everyday equivalents. Two Flash activities are available to accompany the resource.
Comprehension questions 'Before Agincourt'
A list of ten questions.
Asking why - 'The Target'
Four quotations from the poem, with space for analysis.
Dulce et Decorum Est - discussion statements
Having read the poem, use this sheet to test understanding. Students pick the best answer.
Is it right and fitting?
A discussion resource / lesson starter linking the phrase 'Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori' to some hard-hitting facts about mustard gas. Could be linked to 'Private Peaceful' at KS3.
Dulce et Decorum Est - rhyme patterns
Connect the rhymes from the poem - good starter for low ability. Interactive matching activity.
Revision questions on 'As the Team's Head Brass'
One page sheet of summary questions on the poem.
'The Charge of the Light Brigade' activity pack
A range of comprehension and writing tasks are included in this pack. Pupils write on the sheets.
Analysing and comparing 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and 'Disabled'
A kinaesthetic approach - cut and stick the poetic techniques onto the poems. Includes copies of the poems and an essay task.
Instructions and questions for online lesson activities on war poetry
Instructions to help students complete online lesson activities on war poetry, either on screen or on paper. Three activities use Teachit resources and then a general internet search for students to complete.
A letter home
Imagine you are a soldier in the First World War. Write a letter home describing your experiences. Could be linked to 'Private Peaceful' at KS3.
World War 1 poetry quiz
20 questions useful as a plenary activity.
Comparing 'Slough' by John Betjeman with 'Belfast Confetti' by Ciaran Carson
'Mental Cases': pre-teaching activity
A versatile collection of words from the poem to explore.
'Exposure': fill in the missing words
Engage with the poem by suggesting words to fit each gap.
'No More Hiroshimas'
Questions on the poem, plus a grid to compare it with 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and 'Attack'.
'Attack' by Siegfried Sassoon
A series of activities and questions.
'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wildred Owen
a series of activities and questions. (Could be linked to 'Private Peaceful' at KS3.)
Task sheet: Conflict poetry essay
Comparing 'Dulce et Decorum Est', 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and the Before Agincourt speech in Henry V.
A copy of Henry V's rousing speech before the battle of Agincourt.
'Dulce et Decorum Est'
A copy of the poem, with prompt questions.
Pre-teaching: 'Mental Cases' - what things are these?
A copy of the poem with no title. Explore the things being described and think up a title for the poem.
Reconstructing a poem by Wilfred Owen
Use words from drafts of 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' to explore the poem. Use extract from Regeneration to develop insight. Useful for key stages 4 or 5.