Page 1 - cloze handout
Page 2 - full lyrics
I use this cloze activity with level 4/5 kids. For levels 2-3, my cloze activities are from songs from various decades, but for level 4/5, I try to do current songs.
Here's how I grade cloze activities:
-In a five-day week, we listen 1x/day, at the beginning of each period. I consider hearing it 4x to be a "full week". If you're in class every day, that 5th listen through is just a bonus listen! I collect the songs every day after they listen.
-On Friday we correct together.
-If you get HALF or MORE of the words right (I tell them if it's not EXACTLY RIGHT, mark it wrong), you get 2/2
-If you get anything under half, you get 1/2
-On Fridays, if there is a video for the song (and if it's appropriate) we watch it!
*I make cloze activities very small point values so they don't feel the need to cheat because, obviously, the lyrics are online.