Cloze is a proven technique for improving literal comprehension and the ability to use syntactic and semantic clues. Readers are induced to read ahead and reread in order to select the one single word which makes sense within the context of the paragraph or article.
Cloze Practice Sheets consists of high-interest paragraphs in a modified cloze format. These paragraphs will help students improve their language, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. They were developed using a controlled vocabulary for Reading Levels 4.0 to 5.9. The deletions in each will vary from five to seven words. The answer key is included in the back of this book.
Cloze should be used in the classroom as an instructional tool. To achieve a significant result from the cloze procedure, it is suggested that each deletion be analyzed with your students as part of the lesson. When the entire paragraph is completed, a thorough question and answer period should follow. In this manner, all the possible answers can be discussed. As an enrichment activity, students are asked to suggest other words for the blank spaces. This provides practice in another variation of cloze procedure and reinforces the students’ ability to understand logical choices.