The Cloze Procedure features a passage from text that contains blanks where words are deliberately omitted. It is designed to measure a student's comprehension, but may also be used to activate prior knowledge about a topic. To create a Cloze Activity, choose a passage of text and delete words based on a word count formula, such as every 5th word. You may supply a word bank for students or not include one. This procedure may be used as a formative assessment to adjust reading instruction.
Websites on Cloze Activities:
Learn NC: Cloze Activity
Build Custom Cloze Activities
Instructional Strategies Online