This Word document is a summary of the plot of the Willy Russell play in "fill in the blanks" format.
I have divided each act into four parts to make it more manageable. After reading each part, students complete the cloze test. In this way, I'm ensuring that they understand the plot. A word bank to assist students is included at the end of each section.
This method works well with students of all abilities, but especially those who might find some elements of the play difficult to understand. It provides scaffolding for students who are unable (or find it difficult) to write their own summaries of plot events.
This is also a good way to revise the play. Getting students to complete the cloze test is quicker than re-reading the play.
Students enjoy this activity and many see it as fun. At the same time, it is an active learning task that makes them work to create their own notes.
The 6 page solution is also included (14 pages in total).
Download the preview file to see the cloze test for Act 1, Part 1. Even if you don't purchase this product, it will give you a useful activity with which to begin your study of this great play.
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