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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA Module 1: How Do Authors Develop and Relate Elements of a Text?

For Teachers 11th Standards
In this three-unit module, juniors examine literary and nonfiction text, observing how authors develop their central ideas. In Units 1 and 2, scholars practice close reading, annotating text, and evidence-based discussions and writing....
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Hiroshima: The Cloze Procedure

For Students 7th - 9th
What is a cloze passage? The first page of this resource details this procedure and its benefits. To determine if Hiroshima is an appropriate reading-level text for your class, have them read the first passage provided, and then give...
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The Count of Monte Cristo Cloze Procedure

For Students 4th - 10th
Is your class ready to read The Count of Monte Cristo? Use the Cloze procedure to determine if the text is a good level for your readers. The first page details the procedure and how to score the text. The following two pages are the...
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In Cold Blood: Cloze Procedure

For Students 8th - 10th
What is the reading level of your language arts or English class? If you're not sure if In Cold Blood would be an appropriate reading level for your kids, give them this cloze procedure. They read the complete reading selection once, and...
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MAUS Cloze Procedure

For Students 8th - 12th
Determine if the graphic novel Maus, by Art Spiegelman, is an appropriate reading level for your class by performing this cloze activity. Kids read the passage and attempt to complete the sentences on a second or third read through. All...
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Cloze Procedure

For Students 6th - 9th
Use this cloze procedure to determine if the reading (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) is at an appropriate level for your readers. They read the included selection through once, and then they attempt to fill in the empty spaces on the...
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Cloze Procedure

For Students 8th - 10th
Is your class prepared to read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Do they have the reading level necessary to truly comprehend the novel? Use the cloze procedure (detailed here) to determine if this text is appropriate for your class. The first...
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Language Arts Activity - Cloze

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Using context clues is an important skill when mastering reading comprehension. A cloze activity prompts learners to read each sentence in a short passage and fill in the blanks, based on what the rest of the sentence says.
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Winning "The Voice": Cloze Exercise

For Students 8th - 11th
This New York Times Learning Network exercise provides a cloze exercise along with a word bank that readers can use to complete the passage about the television show, "The Voice" and Jermaine Paul, a recent winner. Another option is to...
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Cloze Passage: Lim Bo Seng

For Students 5th - 7th
Use this Cloze activity worksheet in your vocabulary lesson or unit about World War II. After reading a passage about Lim Bo Seng, a guerrilla warrior from Singapore, sixth graders fill in twelve blank spaces using context clues. The...
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Maniac Magee: The Cloze Procedure

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Fill in the blanks with a Cloze activity based on Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. After listening to a passage read out loud, kids complete the worksheet by using their memories and context clues.
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Open Cloze Worksheet 16

For Students 6th - 7th
In this ESL cloze activity, learners read 8 sentences that contain a missing word. Students fill in the one word they think would best complete each sentence.
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Open Cloze Worksheet 6

For Students 4th - 5th
In this ESL cloze activity, students read 8 sentences that have a missing word. Students choose one word that best completes the sentence. There is no word bank.
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Open Cloze Worksheet 8

For Students 5th - 6th
In this ESL cloze worksheet, students read 8 sentences that contain missing words. Students choose any one word they wish to insert in each space to make the sentence complete.
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Cloze Passage: The Sun

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Use this Cloze activity in your science lesson or reading unit. Second graders read two paragraphs about the sun and seasons, and fill in eleven missing vocabulary words. This worksheet contains an answer key. 
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Cloze Procedure for Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

For Students 7th - 9th
Is your class ready to read Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever 1793? Before they begin this historical novel, have them complete this cloze procedure to determine if it is at the correct reading level. The directions for introducing a cloze...
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Cloze Passage - New Puppy

For Students 1st - 3rd
Practice vocabulary and descriptive language with this worksheet. Young readers work on complete a cloze activity about a new puppy, using twleve words from a word bank. An answer key is available for teacher use.
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Cloze Passage: Skateboard

For Students 1st - 3rd
Reinforce vocabulary and context clues with this Cloze activity. After reading a short passage about skateboarding, second graders fill in ten missing words. This worksheet contains an answer key. 
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Cloze Instruction

For Teachers Higher Ed
Bring Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Mad Libs, and cloze activities to your college class with this lesson. They complete a cloze instruction activity in which the students choose words that would fill in the blanks and create their own...
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Cloze Passage: Animal Survival

For Students 3rd - 5th
Combine your lessons on animals and context clues with this cloze procedure. Fifth graders fill in the fifteen missing words in the passage to help identify their reading level. There is no word bank provided, so you could create one for...
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Brain-Controlled Robotic Arms: Cloze activity with Article

For Students 5th - 9th
Fascinating content about current medical research on brain-controlled prosthetics comes in cloze activity form with a link to the original article. Useful for listening and reading comprehension skills development, and for any science...
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Habits Cloze Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this habits worksheet, students complete a Cloze paragraph activity by reading the paragraph and inserting the vocabulary words.
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Cloze Reading: The House on Mango Street

For Students 7th - 12th
An advocate of cloze reading? “Marin”, a chapter from Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street, is used as the basis of a cloze reading exercise. An answer sheet is provided.
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Cloze Passage: Policeman Without A Nose

For Students 3rd - 4th
Increase your fourth graders' vocabulary with this worksheet. A Cloze passage about a toy policeman without a nose prompts young readers to fill in fifteen blank spaces with words from a word bank. This activity could be a good quiz or...

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