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This activity provides two cloze reading activities for civilizations of the ancient Fertile Crescent: Mesopotamia, including Sumer, Babylon, and Assyria, and the civilizations of the Fertile Crescent outside Mesopotamia: Israel, Phoenicia, and Persia.
In cloze readings, students fill in sentences with choices from a word bank. Research has shown that cloze reading passages enable students to enlarge their knowledge of vocabulary as well as to build comprehension of the overall unit.
This package includes two illustrated cloze reading activities with the answer keys provided.