Captur with Textbook Questions

This short article gives you an overview of using Captur with textbook worksheet activities, such as multiple-choice questions and fill-in-the-blank questions.

Multiple-Choice Questions

The easiest use of Captur has got to be checking students' answers to multiple-choice questions. You read out the question from the textbook, and students show you their answers with their Captur paddles. You'll be able to see at a glance how many students got it right.

You may notice wrong answers, indicating that some students need a bit of revision. If there are a lot of wrong answers, though, you'll know right away that this particular question has something about it that students have a fundamental misunderstanding about. This could be particularly useful in TOEIC prep classes.

More than Four Options?!

If there are more than four options, you can put all of the options on the board, and put your A~D indicators next to only four of the exisiting options. After you've asked the question, and students have answered, remove the letter from the correct option, and put it on a different option. This way, there are always four options.

Fill-In-The-Blank Questions

Many textbooks, though, don't have multiple-choice answers. However, the textbook problems may easily lend themselves to being made into multiple-choice questions. When you're checking answers, simply say four options aloud (one answer and three distractors), and watch students' answers.

For example, let's say the students are looking at a family tree, and they're filling in questions such as,

  1. Tom is John's ___.
  2. Paul's father is named ____
  3. Sally is ___'s neice.

It's pretty straightforward to check answers by giving the students some options to choose from. You could say,

Question 1: Here are the choices. A: brother. B: cousin. C: uncle. D: nephew. Ready, answer!

All of the students will show you their answers.

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