Using Bloom's Taxonomy (Source unknown)
Recognise, Describe, Identify, Retrieve, Name…
- Make a list of the main events of the story
- Make a timeline of events
- Make a facts chart
- Write a list of the pieces of information you can remember
- Make a chart showing the events of the story
- Write an acrostic poem
- Name all the characters in the story
- List the animals in the story
Interpret, Exemplify, summarise, Paraphrase, Explain, Classify, Compare
- Cut out or draw pictures to show a particular event
- Illustrate what you think the main idea may have been
- Draw a cartoon strip showing the sequence of events
- Make a colouring book
- What do you think could have happened next?
- Write and perform a play based on the story
- Retell the story in your won words
- Write a summary report of the event
- Prepare a flow chart to illustrate the sequence of events
- Explain why a character acted the way the did
Implement, Carry Out, Use
- Construct a model to show how it works
- Make a diorama to illustrate an event
- Make a scrapbook about the text
- Make a model to include relevant information about an event
- Make a story map for part of the story
- Take collections of photographs to demonstrate a particular point
- Make up a puzzle game
- Paint a famiiar scene from the story
- Write a textbook about this topic for others
Compare, Attribute, Organise, Deconstruct
- Which events could not have happened?
- What do you see as other possible outcomes?
- What was the turning point in the story?
- Design a questionnaire to gather information
- Write an advert to sell a new product
- Make a flow chart ot show the critical stages
- Construct a graph to illustrate selected information
- Make a family tree showing relationships
- Devise a play about the topic
- Prepare a report about the area of study
Check, critique, Judge, Hypothesis
- Is there a better solution to…?
- Was the main character a good or bad person? Why?
- List 5 strengths and 5 weaknesses of the main character or plot
- Conduct a debate about an issue from the book
- Make a booklet about 5 rules you see as important. Convince others
- What changes would you make to turn the bad guy into the hero?
- How would you rate this book and recommend it to others?
Design, Construct, Plan, Produce
- Invent a machine to do a specific task from the story
- Create a new product based on your story. Give it a name and plan a marketing campaign
- Design a CD, book or magazine cover for the story
- Write about your feelings in relation to the story
- Rewrite the ending of the story changing it from happy to sad or vice versa
- Compose a song relating to part of the story
- Rewrite the story, changing it to a fantasy or futuristic setting
Interrogation (or Hot Seat)
Just the Facts, Ma'am
(S) Survey- the assigned text by skimming
(Q) Questions- by turning all chapter headings and subheadings into questions to answer as you read
(R) Read- the assigned text and try to answer as you read
(R) Recite- the information by turning away from the text as soon as you've finished reading the assigned text and reiterate it in your own words
(R) Review- what you read by going back to your questions, the chapter headings, and asking yourself what they are all referring to, what they mean.
* making connections
*Assessment for Learning
The teacher can make audio versions for students with reading difficulties.
Students can make an audio book, reading the text and adding illustrations.
Narrate your own story
Write and Essay