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GT Weekly Teaching Strategy: Bloom's Taxonomy


Bloom’s taxonomy of thinking serves as the basis for all thinking and learning. Incorporate higher-order thinking into your daily lessons to meet the needs of your GT and highly able students.

Higher-Order Thinking

Create/Synthesize--Putting elements together to form a novel and coherent whole or to make an original product.
· Generating
· Planning
· Producing

Evaluate--Making judgments based on criteria and standards.
· Checking
· Critiquing

Analyze--Breaking material into its constituent parts and detecting how the parts relate to one another and to an overall structure or purpose.
· Differentiating
· Organizing
· Attributing
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Lower-Order Thinking

Apply--Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation.
· Executing
· Implementing

Understand--Determining the meaning of instructional messages; including oral, written, and graphic communication.
  • Interpreting
  • Exemplifying
  • Classifying
  • Summarizing
  • Inferring
  • Comparing
  • Explaining

Remember--Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory.
  • Recognizing
  • Recalling

Bloom's Power Words and Question Prompts