Futility (Wilfred Owen) - teaching resource

Futility (Wilfred Owen) Teaching Resources

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Futility (Wilfred Owen) is an English/English Literature teaching resource made up of a 47 slide PowerPoint and 16 pages of worksheets.  Resources cover a range of lessons and activities ideal for studying and teaching the poem at KS4/GCSE.  The resources can be used as individual lessons on Owen's Futility or incorporated into a wider scheme of work on war poetry and conflict.  Conflict/War Poetry Teaching Resources: Futility (Wilfred Owen) consists of a range of detailed lessons and activities for students of all abilities including:

- A biography of Wilfred Owen
- The historical and social context of Futility - World War One, trench warfare - film footage included
- An introduction to the poem including an audio reading of 'Futility' by Kenneth Branagh
- A clean copy of 'Futility' for annotation
- Consolidation of understanding and comprehension questions
- Wilfred Owen's use of language and imagery in Futility
- Structure and poetic techniques in the poem
- Modelling the use of P.E.E. when writing an analysis of the poem
- The theme and message of Futility
- Links to the Wilfred Owen website, more war poetry, audio video reading of Futility, BBC history WWI resources
- 47 slide PowerPoint analysis of Owen's Futility
- 16 pages of worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint resource

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