Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

Cloze Procedure

Find an interesting short story from a magazine, or type up the content of a short children's book. Form into a transparency. Cover several of the words, and have students guess what the words are. They may not get the exact words, but they should be able to pick words that make sense. This is called the Cloze procedure. It can test your students ability to use syntactic, semantic(meaning), or schematic clues depending on the words you choose.

More Bell Work Ideas

Math Puzzler
I’ve Learned That...
Find Someone Who…
Olympic Cities
South America
Melting Ice Cream
Candy Graph
Hand Sketch
Who Celebrates First?
Things Beginning with G
Prepositional Phrases
Candy Hearts
Temperature Averages
Count the F’s
Learn About Explorers
Most Used Letters Tally
Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage
Common Characteristics
Fraction of a Day
Shuttle Scramble
Grammar Corrections
Squiggly
Short Vowels
Yugoslavia
Speak Softly
Most Popular Color
Advertising Effectiveness
Spain To Japan
Favorite Event Race
The Mood of Artwork
Explorer Matching
Circle the Adjectives
Easter Poetry
News Story Comparison
Presidents Name Tally
Social Security Numbers
Sorting Animals
Mystery Animal
Weekend Poetry
Class Percentages
What Do the Books Have in Common?
Know Your States
Admirable Athlete
Dice Probability
Card Tower
Pumpkin Seeds
Fast Food Chain
What’s in Millennium?
Population in 2040
The Missing Dollar