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					                                          Bloom’s Taxonomy

                                               Knowledge

Useful Verbs             Sample Question Stems           Skills                Potential Activities and
                                                      Demonstrated                    Products
 tell, list, describe,    What happened after …?       Observation and       Make a list of the main events
relate, locate, write,          How many …?             recall of                             …
  find, state, name          Who was it that …?         information             Make a timeline of events.
                            Can you name the …?        Knowledge of               Make a facts chart.
                         Describe what happened at      dates, events,         Write a list of any places of
                                     …?                 places               information you can remember.
                              Who spoke to …?          Knowledge of            List all the … in the story.
                             Can you tell why …?        major ideas              Make a chart showing…
                           Find the meaning of …?      Mastery of                   Make a acrostic.
                                 What is …?             subject matter                Recite a poem.
                          Which is true or false …?    Question Cues:
                                                        list, define, tell
                                                        describe,
                                                        identify, show,
                                                        label, collect,
                                                        examine,
                                                        tabulate, quote,
                                                        name, who, when,
                                                        where, etc.
                                               Bloom’s Taxonomy

                                                  Comprehension

Useful Verbs              Sample Question Stems                 Skills                     Potential Activities and
                                                             Demonstrated                         Products
   explain, interpret,    Can you write in your own words       Understanding           Cut out or draw pictures to show a
    outline, discuss,                    …?                      information                       particular event.
  distinguish, predict,   Can you write a brief outline …?      Grasp meaning           Illustrate what you think the main
   restate, translate,      What do you think could of          Translate knowledge                   idea was.
   compare, describe             happened next …?                into new context         Make a cartoon strip showing the
                               What do you think …?             Interpret facts,                sequence of events.
                            What was the main idea …?            compare, contrast       Write and perform a play based on
                                 Who was the key                Order, group, infer                  the story.
                                   character …?                  causes                    Retell the story in your words.
                                Can you distinguish             Predict                 Paint a picture of some aspect you
                                    between …?                   consequences                            like.
                          What differences exist between        Question cues:         Write a summary report of an event.
                                         …?                      summarize,             Prepare a flow chart to illustrate the
                           Can you provide an example of         describe, interpret,            sequence of events.
                                 what you mean …?                contrast, predict,             Make a coloring book.
                          Can you provide a definition for       associate,
                                         …?                      distinguish,
                                                                 estimate,
                                                                 differentiate,
                                                                 discuss, extend
                                                Bloom’s Taxonomy

                                                     Application

Useful Verbs              Sample Question Stems                  Skills                     Potential Activities and
                                                              Demonstrated                         Products
    Solve, show, use,      Do you know another instance          Use information          Construct a model to demonstrate
 illustrate, construct,                where…?                   Use methods,                       how it will work.
   complete, examine,      Could this have happened in …?         concepts, theories         Make a diorama to illustrate an
         classify         Can you group by characteristics        in new situations                 important event.
                                      such as …?                 Solve problems          Make a scrapbook about the areas of
                           What factors would you change          using required skills                   study.
                                         if …?                    or knowledge            Make a paper-mache map to include
                           Can you apply the method used         Questions Cues:         relevant information about an event.
                            to some experience of your            apply, demonstrate,     Take a collection of photographs to
                                        own …?                    calculate, complete,       demonstrate a particular point.
                           What questions would you ask           illustrate, show,         Make up a puzzle game suing the
                                        of …?                     solve, examine,              ideas from the study area.
                          From the information given, can         modify, relate,         Make a clay model of an item in the
                          you develop a set of instructions       change, classify,                     material.
                                       about …?                   experiment,              Design a market strategy for your
                          Would this information be useful        discover                product using a known strategy as a
                                   if you had a …?                                                        model.
                                                                                             Dress doll in national costume.
                                                                                              Paint a mural using the same
                                                                                                       materials.
                                                                                          Write a textbook about… for others.
                                              Bloom’s Taxonomy

                                                      Analysis

Useful Verbs              Sample Question Stems                Skills                  Potential Activities and
                                                            Demonstrated                      Products
 Analyze, distinguish,        Which events could have          Seeing patterns       Design a questionnaire to gather
  examine, compare,                 happened …?                Organization of                  information.
 contrast, investigate,     I …happened, what might the         parts                 Write a commercial to sell a new
 categorize, identify,          ending have been …?            Recognition of                     product.
   explain, separate,        How was this similar to …?         hidden meanings      Conduct an investigation to produce
       advertise          What was the underlying theme        Identification of       information to support a view.
                                        of …?                   components            Make a flow chart to show critical
                              What do you see as other         Question Cues:                      stages.
                                possible outcomes …?            analyze, separate,     Construct a graph to illustrate
                              Why did… changes occur?           order, explain,             selected information.
                          Can you compare your… with that       connect, classify,          Make a jigsaw puzzle.
                                  presented in …?               arrange, divide,          Make a family tree showing
                           Can you explain what must have       compare, select,                relationships.
                                 happened when …?               explain, infer       Put on a play about the study area.
                                How is… similar to …?                                  Write a biography of the study
                          What are some of the problems                                             person.
                                        of …?                                        Prepare a report about the area of
                           Can you distinguish between…?                                            study.
                          What were some of the motives                                Arrange a party. Make all the
                                      behind…?                                       arrangements and record the steps
                            What was the turning point in                                          needed.
                                     the game?                                        Review a work of art in terms of
                           What was the problem with…?                                     form, color and texture.
                                                 Bloom’s Taxonomy

                                                        Synthesis

Useful Verbs                Sample Question Stems                 Skills                     Potential Activities and
                                                               Demonstrated                         Products
Create, invent, compose,         Can you design a … to…?          Use old ideas to         Invent a machine to do a specific
predict, plan, construct,       Why not compose a song             create new ones                          task.
design, imagine, propose,               about …?                  Generalize from        Design a building to house your study.
   devise, formulate         Can you see a possible solution       given facts            Create a new product. Give it a name
                                          to …?                   Relate knowledge          and plan a marketing campaign.
                                 If you had access to all          from several areas     Write about your feelings in relation
                              resources how would you deal        Predict, draw                             to…
                                         with …?                   conclusions            Write a TV show, play, puppet show,
                             Why don’t you devise your own        Question Cues:         role play, song or pantomime about…?
                                   way to deal with…?              combine, integrate,     Design a record, book, or magazine
                                What would happen if…?             modify, rearrange,                   cover for…?
                                How many ways can you…?            substitute, plan,        Make up a new language code and
                             Can you create new and unusual        create, design,                write material suing it.
                                       uses for …?                 invent, what if?,                    Sell an idea.
                            Can you write a new recipe for a       compose, formulate,               Devise a way to…
                                       tasty dish?                 prepare, generalize,    Compose a rhythm or put new words
                            Can you develop a proposal which       rewrite                          to al known melody.
                                         would …
                                                Bloom’s Taxonomy

                                                      Evaluation

Useful Verbs               Sample Question Stems                Skills                      Potential Activities and
                                                             Demonstrated                          Products
 Judge, select, choose,    Is there a better solution to …      Compare and             Prepare a list of criteria to judge a…
decide, justify, debate,        Judge the value of …             discriminate            show. Indicate priority and ratings.
     verify, argue,         Can you defend your position         between ideas            Conduct a debate about an issue of
  recommend, assess,                  about …?                  Assess value of                     special interest.
     discuss, rate         Do you think … is a good or bad       theories,               Make a booklet about 5 rules you see
                                       thing?                    presentations              as important. Convince others.
                           How would you have handled …?        Make choices based        Form a panel to discuss views, eg.
                            What changes to… would you           on reasoned                      “Learning at School.”
                                    recommend?                   argument                   Write a letter to … advising on
                                  Do you believe?               Verify value of                   changes needed at…
                                Are you a … person?              evidence                     Write a half yearly report.
                              How would you feel if… ?          Recognize               Prepare a case to present your view
                                How effective are…?              subjectivity                            about…
                             What do you think about…?          Question Cues:            Review a work of art in terms of
                                                                 assess, decide, rank,          form, color and texture.
                                                                 grade, test,
                                                                 measure,
                                                                 recommend,
                                                                 convince, select,
                                                                 judge, explain,
                                                                 discriminate,
                                                                 support, conclude,
                                                                 compare, summarize

				
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