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The Bloom's Connection

Marshall Thomas
Broward County Schools

Description

Do you want students to better understand what they are reading? If so, try this lesson. Students will be engaged in a process of reading using Bloom's Taxonomy that will provide them with another tool to better understand whatever they are reading.

Objectives

The student locates, gathers, analyzes, and evaluates written information for a variety of purposes, including research projects, real-world tasks, and self-improvement.

Materials

-Any textbook
-Overhead
-Chart paper
-Markers

Preparations

1. Have the list of the Bloom's Taxonomy from the weblink.
2. Have a list of examples of cue words and questions for the different levels.

Procedures

NOTE: This lesson does not address the entire standard.

1. Explain that this will provide students with another way of reading various selections.

2. Explain and discuss different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to students using the board and the overhead. (See Weblinks for information on Bloom's Taxonomy.)

3. Have students write the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and a list of cue words.

4. Model identifying different levels for questions by examining questions from a given selection.

5. Model creating different questions.

6. Examine a reading selection and have students identify the different levels of questions at the end of the selection.

7. Have students create at least one question per level.

8. Assign a literary selection and have students identify the different levels of questions at the end of the selection.

9. Have students create at least one question per level and answer those questions.

10. Assess both the students' identifications and questions.

11. Review and discuss the process with the students.

12. Have students do a journal entry regarding their experiences in this exercise.

13. Evaluate the journal entries.

Assessments

NOTE: This assessment does not address the entire standard.
Formatively assess students regarding their ability to:
-identify the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy in the questions in their text
-create questions at each level of Bloom's Taxonomy about a selection
-answer the questions that they create

Web Links

Describes Bloom's Taxonomy.
Bloom's Taxonomy

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