Go to this New York Times page and find the “Weather” box at the upper right hand corner.
Copy and paste three or four paragraphs — enough to be able to create at least ten “blanks” — and create a cloze in a Word document. Leave the answer words at the bottom, but not in the correct order. Follow these rules:
* Do not leave blanks in the first or last sentence.
* Make sure that there are “clue” words for the blanks — the aim is to teach, not trick.
Paste the cloze in the comments section. Print out two copies — one for a classmate to complete and the other to turn into Mr. Ferlazzo or Ms. Hull. Circle the clue words on the one you turn-in.