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 Simplified
Bloom's Levels of Questioning Tree
Levels of Questioning
Remembering – Can 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
define, duplicate, list, memorize, recall, repeat, reproduce, state
Understanding – Can the student explain ideas or concepts?
translate knowledge into new context
interpret facts, compare, contrast
order, group, infer causes
explain, identify, locate, recognize, report, select, translate, paraphrase
Applying – Can the student use the information in a new way?
use methods, concepts, theories in new situations
solve problems using required skills or knowledge
choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
Analysing – Can the student distinguish between the different parts?
organization of parts
recognition of hidden meanings
identification of components
appraise, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
Evaluating – Can the student justify a stand or decision?
assess value of theories, presentations
make choices based on reasoned argument
verify value of evidence
appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, value, evaluate, compare and discriminate between ideas
Creating – Can the student create new product or point of view?
assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write.