Using CK-12 (see attached link), complete the cloze notes and write your answers in the Notes tool. "Cloze is a technique that is popular with middle school students as well as teachers. Some refer to it as "fill-in-the-blank" work due to worksheets and tests in which words are removed from text and replaced with blanks. Although mainly used in situations requiring written responses, cloze is also useful for ensuring student participation in shared reading during which students signal that they are following a teacher's read-aloud by saying words that the teacher drops on purpose. Cloze can be particularly helpful in content areas such as social studies and science where it reinforces retention of key vocabulary and ideas. Try using the cloze technique when doing a shared reading assignment, such as when exploring a current events newsletter for students. Tell the students to read along silently, notice words that are dropped and call them out immediately."