This is a CLOZE, with a Z, reads product. Not close... Do you know the difference?
Cloze Reading is reading closure practice required when readers fill in the blanks left in text. Readers use their knowledge and prior experiences they have. Cloze Reading helps to model problem solving reading strategies. When text is omitted, readers need to use reading strategies and cues in the text to complete sentences. When using this as an instructional strategy, teachers help students focus on: phonics, visual cues, sight words, vocabulary, predicting and cross checks. This type of activity help student's use of language structure cues, meaning cues, and background knowledge to predict unknown words.
What's Included: -What is CloZe Reading -Teaching Points for using this product -Common Core Anchor Standards -10 Short Lexiled Informational Passages that include practicing the skill of CloZe Reading, Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary: -Lexiled Passages Included: 1) Zebra: 690L 2) Walrus: 590L 3) Flamingo: 650L 4) Giant Panda: 670L 5) Yak: 600L 6) Echidna: 530L 7) Sea Otter: 590L 8) Kangaroo: 630L 9) Ostrich: 490L 10) Aardvark: 410L -Graphic Organizers to use with any text.
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I am starting my 11th year in Education! I taught in Florida, Georgia, and I am currently in North Carolina. I am a full time Literacy Coach.
I believe in hands on experiences for each subject area. I use the Readers (Daily 5), Writers & Math Workshop Model. This allows students to practice a variety of skills and have multiple opportunites to work in small groups or one on one with the teacher.
I Graduated with honors and awards in 2002 from Central Florida Community College. Graduated with honors and awards in 2004 from Jacksonville University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Graduated with honors and awards in 2007 from University of North Florida with a M.Ed. degreee in Education Leadership. I have also added Reading Specialist to my Certificate.
I am a U.S.M.C. wife with a little girl and 2 loving dogs! I also have a long-term goal of working in a college athletic office!