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World War II Cloze Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 4 - 6

Use this cloze reading passage to boost academic vocabulary and teach your students about World War 2.

Are You “CLOZE-ing” in on World War II?

If so, you’re definitely going to need activities for your World War 2 Unit.  We’ve put together a low-prep, no-prep cloze activity to get your students on their way to understanding this historic event in American history.

Cloze Reading for Social Studies Integration

This worksheet is a fun and engaging way for your students to learn about this event in American history. They will read an informational passage about various aspects of World War 2, then use what they learned to complete the missing information using words from the word bank.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

Easily Download Cloze Reading Passages

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.


Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

Make sure to check out our variety of other American History worksheets!

This resource was created by Ali Endlich, a teacher in South Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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