Ancient Olympic Games Cloze

Cloze reading activities are a great way to monitor reading comprehension. As class members read a three-paragraph passage on the ancient Olympics, they complete sentences by filling in 10 blank spaces using words from a word bank. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Time learners to complete the cloze activity in order to monitor comprehension
  • Have individuals use dictionaries to look up the words before completing the worksheet
  • Have pupils color the olive leaf crown if they finish early
Classroom Considerations

  • Review and discuss the words in the word bank before allowing learners to start
  • Best to use in a study of the Olympics

  • Includes a word bank

  • Does not provide an answer key