This Word document is a summary of the plot of the novel in "Fill in the Blanks" format. There are twenty-three pages for students to complete. Each chapter is a separate cloze procedure with its own word bank.
Students demonstrate their understanding of the plot by completing the cloze test. Instead of giving students a summary of the plot as notes, I think that students learn better when they actively construct their own. However, for some students this can be a daunting task. I use this technique as a support to students to assist them write their own summary. I also use this to ensure that students have completed independent reading.
This is the type of activity that can be used again for revision. It's a great way to sum up without actually doing all of the work for them. And, they enjoy doing this activity!!
There is a word bank at the end of each chapter to help students. As this is a Word document, you could remove this to make the activity more challenging.
The solution is also included (16 pages in a smaller font).
Download the preview file to see the assignment and solution for Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Even if you don't purchase this product, it will give you a useful exercise with which to start your study of this great novel.
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