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Critical and Creative Thinking----Questioning Strategies and Products using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation


(know and aware) (understand) (use, transfer) (examine,relate) (create, design) (judge)
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 know  summarize  apply  analyze  create  judge
 recall  define  construct  relationships  design  evaluate
 name  restate  plan  parts to whole  hypothesize  critique/criticize
 select  rewrite  utilize  categorize  invent  justify
 tell  translate  interview  connect  develop  appraise/assess
 match  describe  model  distinguish  compose  prioritize
 state  discuss  develop  infer  assemble  convince
 recite  estimate  organize  compare/constrast  revise  support
 memorize  illustrate  construct  investigate  compose  conclude
 identify  give examples  role-play  diagram  compile  defend
 list  extrapolate  research  seeing patterns  build  interpret
 label  edit  solve  dissect/separate  generate  give opinion
 choose  use  classify  examine  form  give viewpoint
 define  manipulate  review  predict  recommend
 recognize  outline  solve
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 What is…?  How would you  How would you  What is the  What if..?  How would you
 Where is…? describe..? apply this.? relationship  What might happen if prioritize…?
 How did---happen?  Can you explain what is  What examples can between..? you combined..?  What do you recommend
 Can you recall? happening? you find to..?  What evidence can  How would you as the solution to the
 Can you list?  How would you  What is significant? you find..? create a new ..? issue?
 Who is…? summarize..?  What questions  How is ____ related  What solutions might  What criteria would you
 Who were the  What is the main idea..? would you ask in an to ___? you suggest for..? use to assess?
main…?  How would you interview with..?  How would you  What if…?  What do you think
 Why did…? illustrate..?  How would you distinguish between.?  What would happen about..?
 How is..?  Where will you use….? role-play?  How is this similar? if..?  How would you justify..?
 Can you list all the  Who was main  Can you group by.?  What was the problem   Do you believe..?
words for ..? character?  How would you with..?  What is your conclusion?
 How many…? solve this?
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 practice exercises  draw pictures, comic  roleplays  conduct survey  invent a machine  debate an issue
 vocabulary/grammar strips, graphics etc.  artwork  solve the mystery.  design an ad  make a list of criteria to
quizzes  define….  use map, guides,  analyze a work of art  devise a way to. judge a..
 chart.  summarize the.. charts, menus,  examine a poem..  write a new ending  write a letter advising..
 facts in isolation  retell the story schedules, etc  create a Venn diagram for..  write an editorial
 recite a poem  describe the …  make models for …  design a new CD  cite sources to justify
 label the cities  revise, edit  demonstrations  research and compare cover for a song your point of view
 match the following…  give a presentation  graphic organizers  examine pros/cons  create a lesson for..  rate the….
 Match the foods