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Cloze Reading Assignment 1


Fill in the blanks with the words found in the word bank to complete the Reading Passage. You may use the words more than once.

Word Bank

What is Energy?

______________helps us do things. It gives us _____________. It warms our bodies and homes. It bakes cakes and keeps milk cold. It runs our TVs and our cars. It makes us ____________ and ___________ and ___________. Energy is the ____________ to change things. It is the ability to do work.

Energy is Light

Light is a form of ______________ we use all the time. We use it so we can see. We get most of our light from the sun. Working during the day saves money because sunlight is _____________. At night, we must make our own light. Usually, we use electricity to make light. Flashlights use electricity, too. This electricity comes from ______________.

Energy Is Heat

We use energy to make heat. The food we _________ keeps our ___________warm. Sometimes, when we run or work hard, we get really hot. In the winter, our jackets and blankets __________ in our body heat.


We use the energy _____________ in plants and other things to make heat. We burn wood and natural gas to cook food and warm our
houses. Factories burn __________ to make the products they sell. Power plants __________ _________ and ______________ __________ to make _______________.

Energy Makes Things Grow

All living things need energy to ____________. Plants use light from the sun to grow. Plants change the ____________from the sun into sugar and store it in their roots and leaves. This is called _______________________. Animals can’t change ____________ energy into ________________. Animals, including people, eat plants and ___________ the energy stored in them to ___________. Animals can store the energy from plants in their bodies.