Fill in the blanks is a cloze activity in which students must type in missing words, phrases, and/or numerals to complete a list or paragraph.
Like drag the words, fill in the blank(s) activities help students learn and review essential content, and they can be applicable to nearly all subject areas. In contrast to drag the words, however, these exercises push students to recall and spell terms without the assistance of word banks. They can also be used creatively to set up math and lower-stakes application questions.
Examples by Discipline
- Behavioral & Social Sciences: Identify whether a set of variables each create a premise or a conclusion.
- Business & Management: Determine whether various situations depict strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats.
- Science, Math, & Engineering: Calculate the velocity of a commuter train on various trajectories.
- Humanities & Fine Arts: Add the correct second-language conjugations for a list of verbs.
Additional Resource: See Quick Guide: Frequently Used Skill-Builders