Prompts for Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Levels Description              Skills                                               What I do                     Trigger words                            Starter ideas for questions

Remembering

Factual answers, recall and recognition

I will demonstrate I can:

observe and recall information;

have knowledge of dates, events, places;

have knowledge of major ideas;

have mastery of subject matter.

I recall or recognize information, ideas, I have learned

Define, list, label, name, identify, repeat, who, what, when, where, tell describe, collect,  examine, tabulate, quote.

What happened after...?

Who was it that...?

Name the...?

Describe what happened at...?

Tell why...?

Find the meaning of...?            

What is...?

Understanding

Translating, interpreting, showing understanding

I will demonstrate I can:

understand information; grasp meaning;

translate knowledge into new context;

interpret facts, compare, contrast;

order, group, infer causes;

predict consequences

I translate, comprehend, or interpret information based on my prior learning.

- predict, associate, estimate, differentiate,

- extend, summarize, describe, interpret, discuss, extend, contrast, distinguish, explain, paraphrase, illustrate, compare.

Write in your own words...

Write a brief outline...?

What do you think could of happened next...?

What was the main idea...?

Can you distinguish between...?

What differences exist between...?

Can you provide an example of what you mean...?

Can you provide a definition for...?

Applying

Using information gained in different, familiar situations

I will demonstrate I can:

translate knowledge into new context;

interpret facts, compare, contrast;

order, group, infer causes;

predict consequences

I translate, comprehend, or interpret information based on my prior learning and then use it in different situations.

- predict, associate, estimate, differentiate,

- extend, summarize, describe, interpret, discuss, extend, contrast, distinguish, explain, paraphrase, illustrate, compare.

Do you know another instance where...?

Group by characteristics such as...?

What factors would you change if...?

What questions would you ask of...?

From the information given, can you develop a set of instructions about...?

Analysing

Break into parts to examine more closely

I will demonstrate I can:

use information;

use methods, concepts, theories in new situations;

solve problems using required skills or knowledge

I select, transfer, and use data and principles to complete a problem or task.

- apply demonstrate complete illustrate

- show examine modify relate change

- classify experiment discover use compute

- solve construct calculate

Which events could have happened...?

If ... happened, what might the ending have been?

How was this similar to...?

What was the underlying theme of...?

What do you see as other possible outcomes?

Why did ... changes occur?

Explain what must have happened when...?

How is ... similar to ...?

What are some of the problems of...?

Distinguish between...?

What were some of the motives behind...?

What was the problem with...?

Evaluating

Judge, use criteria, rank, substantiate

I will demonstrate I can:

use old ideas to create new ones;

generalize from given facts;

relate knowledge from several areas;

predict, draw conclusion

I distinguish, classify, and relate the assumptions, hypotheses, evidence, or structure of a statement or question.

- combine  integrate rearrange substitute plan

- create design invent what it? Prepare generalize compose modify create design

- hypothesize invent develop

Is there a better solution to...

Judge the value of...

Defend your position about...?

How would you have handled...?

What changes to ... would you recommend?

Do you believe?           How effective are...?

What do you think about...?

Creating

Combine information with new situations to create new products, ideas, etc.

I will demonstrate I can:

see patterns;

organize parts of new learning;

recognise hidden meanings;

identify components

I originate, integrate, and combine ideas into a product, plan or proposal that is new to me.  Something I have never done before

- separate order explain connect divide compare select explain infer arrange classify

- analyze categorize compare contrast

- separate

Design a ... to ...?

Compose a song about...?

What would happen if...?

How many ways can you...?

Can you create new and unusual uses for...?

can you develop a proposal which would...

Prompts for Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Levels Description            Activities and product ideas            

Remembering

Factual answers, recall and recognition

Make a list of the main events..

Make a timeline of events.

Make a facts chart.

List all the .... in the story.

Make a chart showing...

Make an acrostic

Understanding

Translating, interpreting, showing understanding

Make a cartoon strip showing the sequence of events.

Retell the story in your words.

Paint a picture of some aspect you like.

Write a summary report of an event.

Prepare a flow chart to illustrate the sequence of events.

Applying

Using information gained in different, familiar situations

Make a diorama to illustrate an important event.

Make a scrapbook about the areas of study.

Make a paper-mache map to include relevant information about an event.

Take a collection of photographs to demonstrate a particular point.

Make up a puzzle game showing the ideas from the study area.

Make a clay model of an item in the material.

Design a market strategy for your product using a known strategy as a model.

Paint a mural using the same materials.

Write a textbook about... for others.

Prepare a dinner party for your person.  Who would you invite and why?

Analysing

Break into parts to examine more closely

Design a questionnaire to gather information.

Write a commercial to sell a new product.

Conduct an investigation to produce information to support a view.

Make a flow chart to show the critical stages.

Construct a graph to illustrate selected information.

Make a jigsaw puzzle.

Make a family tree showing relationships.

Prepare a report about the area of study.

Arrange a party. Make all the arrangements and record the steps needed..

Evaluating

Judge, use criteria, rank, substantiate

Prepare a list of criteria to judge a ... show. Indicate priority and ratings.

Conduct a debate about an issue of special interest.

Make a booklet about 5 rules/facts you see as important. Convince others.

Form a panel to discuss views, eg "Learning at School."

Write a letter to ... advising on changes needed at...

Write a half yearly report.

Prepare a case to present your view about...

Creating

Combine information with new situations to create new products, ideas, etc.

Invent a machine to do a specific task.

Design a building to house your study.

Create a new product. Give it a name and plan a marketing campaign for your focus.

Write about your feelings in relation to...

Write a TV show, play, puppet show, role play, song or pantomime about...?

Design a record, book, or magazine cover for...?

Make up a new language code and write material showing it.

Sell an idea.

Devise a way to...

Compose a rhythm or put new words to a known melody about …...