Cloze reading is an instructional strategy where users are required to fill in the blanks within a passage with correct words from a word bank. Cloze reading is used to assess a student's understanding of vocabulary. Many teachers create cloze reading passages to assess student vocabulary and conceptual understanding. Cloze reading passages can be adjusted to specific content and/or grade level. This makes the learning more authentic. It also helps students find and make connections between key vocabulary within in the text and how their meaning enhances the material.