Maniac Magee: The Cloze Procedure

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a warm-up activity before reading
  • Have kids complete in small groups during a language arts center
  • A good resource for a reading intervention class
Classroom Considerations
  • Completion depends more on knowledge and memory of the passage than on context clues and interpretation
  • Includes a scoring guide to help with assessment
  • Good introduction to your novel unit
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