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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

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The importance of set and props
Students focus on the stage-set and props and consider their importance and any symbolic meaning.
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Fill the gaps and revise
A synopsis of the play with key words missing. Complete the cloze activity on paper or use the interactive Clozer version.
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The door as a metaphor
Introduction to the dramatic device at the start of Educating Rita - the door between Rita's world and Frank's
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Annotating Rita
Students find appropriate quotations from Act 2 Scene 2 to add the suggested annotations. Leads to essay question with OCR assessment objectives.
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Beer or wine?
Students consider a selection of items and decide whether they associate them with a social class. A nice pre-reading exercise to generate discussion on a key theme. Works best with the first page enlarged to A3.
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University admissions role-play
An interesting speaking and listening activity in which students take roles in a university admissions panel and assess potential candidates. It would work well as a pre-reading activity.
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Initial impressions of Rita and Frank
Helps students to structure a paragraph detailing their initial impressions of the two characters.
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Educating Rita work booklet
A comprehensive booklet of activities to introduce GCSE students to the play. The page references refer to the Longman edition.
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Educating Rita
Comparing Frank and Rita, and a speaking and listening assessment focused on Educating Rita.
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Directing Rita task
Choose at least two scenes from the play which show how Rita changes. Explain how you would direct an actress - writing frame.
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I like to give Act 1 Scene 5 to students before we read the scene in Macbeth. We read the first part aloud together and then in pairs students find quotations. This helps them to decipher the language while still being supported by others.  

Karin Barratt, Teacher 

   

 

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