Bloom's Taxonomy

Based on: Clark, B. (2002). Growing up gifted:
Developing the potential of children at home and at school.
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

We are striving to ask higher-level thinking questions as well as having our students ask them. Bloom's Taxonomy and Costa's Inquiry are the places to start this process. The links below are Microsoft Word documents that may be downloaded for your classes.
Bloom's Taxonomy
Bloom's Taxonomy Simplified
Bloom's Questions
Bloom's Levels of Questioning Tree

Bloom's Taxonomy New Version

Levels of Questioning

RememberingCan the student recall or remember the information?
observation and recall of information
knowledge of dates, events, places
knowledge of major ideas
mastery of subject matter
Question Cues:
define, duplicate, list, memorize, recall, repeat, reproduce, state

UnderstandingCan the student explain ideas or concepts?
understanding information
grasp meaning
translate knowledge into new context
interpret facts, compare, contrast
order, group, infer causes
predict consequences
Question Cues:
explain, identify, locate, recognize, report, select, translate, paraphrase

Can the student use the information in a new way?
use information
use methods, concepts, theories in new situations
solve problems using required skills or knowledge
Questions Cues:
choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.

AnalysingCan the student distinguish between the different parts?
seeing patterns
organization of parts
recognition of hidden meanings
identification of components
Question Cues:
appraise, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.

EvaluatingCan the student justify a stand or decision?
assess value of theories, presentations
make choices based on reasoned argument
verify value of evidence
recognize subjectivity
Question Cues
appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, value, evaluate, compare and discriminate between ideas

Creating Can the student create new product or point of view?
Question Cues
assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write.