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BloomsTaxonomyActionVerbs

Level

Definition

Sampleverbs

Samplebehaviors

Studentrecallsor
recognizesinformation,
ideas,andprinciplesinthe
approximateforminwhich
theywerelearned.

arrange
define
describe
duplicate

identify
label
list
match

memorize
name
order
outline

recognize
relate
recall
repeat

reproduce
select
state

Thestudentwilldefine
the6levelsofBloom's
taxonomyofthe
cognitivedomain.

COMPREHENSION

Studenttranslates,
comprehends,or
interpretsinformation
basedonpriorlearning.

explain
summarize
paraphrase
describe
illustrate
classify

convert
defend
describe
discuss
distinguish
estimate
explain

express
extend
generalized
giveexample(s)
identify
indicate

infer
locate
paraphrase
predict
Recognize

rewrite
review
select
summarize
translate

Thestudentwillexplain
thepurposeofBloom's
taxonomyofthe
cognitivedomain.

APPLICATION

Studentselects,transfers,
andusesdataand
principlestocompletea
problemortaskwitha
minimumofdirection.

use
compute
solve
demonstrate
apply
construct

apply
change
choose
compute
demonstrate
discover
dramatize

employ
illustrate
interpret
manipulate
modify
operate

practice
predict
prepare
produce
relate
schedule

show
sketch
solve
use
write

Thestudentwill
writeaninstructional
objectiveforeach
levelofBloom's
taxonomy.

ANALYSIS

Studentdistinguishes,
classifies,andrelatesthe
assumptions,hypotheses,
evidence,orstructureofa
statementorquestion

analyze
categorize
compare
contrast
separate
apply

change
discover
choose
compute
demonstrate
dramatize

employ
illustrate
interpret
manipulate
modify
operate

practice
predict
prepare
produce
relate
schedule

show
sketch
solve
use
write

Thestudentwill
compareandcontrast
thecognitiveand
affectivedomains.

SYNTHESIS

Studentoriginates,
integrates,andcombines
ideasintoaproduct,plan
orproposalthatisnew
tohimorher.

create
design
hypothesize
invent
develop
arrange
assemble

categorize
collect
combine
comply
compose
construct
create

design
develop
devise
explain
formulate
generate
plan

prepare
rearrange
reconstruct
relate
reorganize
revise

rewrite
setup
summarize
synthesize
tell
write

Thestudentwill
designaclassification
schemeforwriting
educationalobjectives
thatcombinesthe
cognitive,affective,
andpsychomotor
domains.

EVALUATION

Studentappraises,
assesses,orcritiquesona
basisofspecificstandards
andcriteria.

Judge
Recommend
Critique
Justify
Appraise
Argue

Assess
Attach
Choose
Compare
Conclude
Contrast

Defend
Describe
Discriminate
Estimate
Evaluate
Explain

Judge
Justify
Interpret
Relate
Predict

Rate
Select
Summarize
Support
Value

Thestudentwill
judgetheeffective
nessofwriting
objectivesusing
Bloom'staxonomy.

KNOWLEDGE

Reference:http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/col/cogsys/bloom.html