Friday, May 11, 2012

Bloom's Taxonomy Question Examples Part 1

Below are some examples of questions and prompts for the first three levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. I will post examples for the next three levels next week. Please adapt these questions to use in your own lessons. Help your students learn at higher levels! (The Bloom's verb being used is in parentheses.)

Knowledge/Remembering Questions:
  • What is a kudo? (define)
  • How is Congress organized? (remember)
  • Which state on the map is Indiana? (recognize)
  • How many donuts are in a dozen? (recall)

 Comprehension/Understanding Questions:

  • Which details support the topic sentence? (explain)
  • Can you use this word in a sentence? (use)
  • Can you retell the story in your own words? (summarize)
  • What message is this infomercial communicating? (interpret)
  • Can you estimate how many copies of this book have been sold? (estimate)
  • Do you have enough information to answer the question? (conclude)

Application/Applying Questions:

  • Why did you choose this answer? (support)
  • Why won't this light come on? (solve)
  • How are these two related? (relate)
  • What do you think will happen? (predict)
  • Can you draw a flow chart showing your problem solving steps? (calculate)

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