The cloze reading method is great to help students really learn to think deeply while reading and using language skills. The basic technique involves evaluating a reading passages that is as simple as a sentence or as complex as full paragraph and leaves a word or phrase blank thus requiring students to think critically to find and produce the missing word or phrase. This can help you learn a wide range of language skills that start with reading but step up to full writing worksheets. Being able to predict words with help you expand your vocabulary and your overall sense of esteem with the language. I find that this technique really helps students develop a sense of cueing within their reading and it helps them construct meaning from what they read. Several studies have looked at the use of the cloze procedure with stronger and weaker readers. The cloze technique has shown the ability to improve comprehension for both likes of readers. It has been shown to dramatically increase short term recall.
There are many ways that teachers can use this technique. Some teachers choose to blackout or whiteout words in many different works that they would normally cover with their students and prompt their students to them up the best word possible. Not only does this technique help out language input (reading) skills, but it also helps us learn to write. We have all had that time when we were creating a work and just couldn’t find that perfect work. What better way to practice for this situation? These worksheets will run students through the use of this technique and help them develop stronger language skills. As you will see as you progress with these cloze worksheets the topics are widely varied, but the difficult level slightly increases as you progress down the page.