Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank

Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
Cloze Reading Strategy: The American Civil War - 61 Blanks with Word Bank
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Civil War - Cloze Reading Strategy. This is a story about the Civil War I created that uses the "Cloze" (not CLOSE) reading strategy where students fill in the 61 blanks within the story using a word bank provided. There are more words and dates in the word bank than students will use. The story is rather lengthy and takes about 30 minutes for a student to complete (some more some less of course). This would be a great pre-assessment quiz to give if you knew you were going to have a substitute teacher that day.

I teach 8th grade U.S. History using the Creating America: Beginnings through World War I text book and this goes along with Chapters 15, 16, and 17. My classes are comprised of general education, special education, and gifted and talented all together. This quiz lets me see how well students are connecting to the main ideas of the Civil War after we learn about it or some years I use it as a pre-assessment to see what connections they can make using deductive reasoning. You could also use this as a warm-up before they take the test that you normally give.

This story needs to be printed on 11" x 17" paper and is one page (front-back if you just print pages 3 and 4). The answer key and the word bank are also on 11"x17" paper with the word bank having four word banks per page that get cut out to save on paper. I grade this as a class allowing students to grade their own making sure there is nothing on their desks except the red marker I provide for them. That way they can see for themselves which ones they got right or wrong and hear the story read to see how it is put together.

Here are the terms/dates in the word bank:

20

50

75

100

1776

1787

1861

54th Massachusetts

620,000

6,200.000

Abolitionist

Abraham Lincoln

Amputation

Anaconda Plan

Appomattox Courthouse

Battle of Antietam

Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Shiloh

Blockade

Blue

Border State

Bounty

C.S.S. Virginia

Cavalry

Clara Barton

Compromise of 1850

Confederacy

Confederate States of America

Conscription

Copperhead

Crittenden Plan

Daniel Webster

Dog Tags

Dred Scott

Election of 1860

Emancipation Proclamation

Embalming

First Battle of Bull Run

Ford’s Theater

Fort Sumter

Free-Soil Party

Fugitive Slave Act

Gray

Greenback

Harper’s Ferry

Harriet Beecher-Stowe

Henry Clay

Hygiene

Income Tax

Infection

Ironclad

James Buchanan

Jefferson Davis

John Brown

John C. Fremont

King Cotton

Massachusetts

Minnie Ball

North

Pickett’s Charge

Popular Sovereignty

Rebel

Reconstruction

Republican Party

Rifle

Robert E. Lee

Roger B. Taney

Secede

Seven Days’ Battles

Siege of Vicksburg

South

Stephen A. Douglas

Thirteenth Amendment

U.S.S. Merrimack

U.S.S. Monitor

Ulysses S. Grant

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Union

Virginia

West Virginia

William Tecumseh Sherman

Wilmot Proviso

Yankee

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