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Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for Writing Learning Outcomes

By Zaid Alsagoff
Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Or more specifically, do you have trouble finding the right ACTION VERBS to describe what you want your students to achieve from the course, module, topic or unit? Have you tried using Bloom's Taxonomy wheel(s) before to assist finding those magic action verbs?

Created in 2011

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):All
Curriculum Areas:Professional Development
English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking, Bloom's Taxonomy, remember, apply, analyze, evaluate create, knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, independent enquirers, self managers, team workers, reflective learners, creative thinkers, effective participants

Essential Question(s)
1. How do you write questions for your courses?
2. How do you help your students find the right words to say what they want in their writing?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What action verbs do you use to describe learning objectives?
2. Why is it so difficult for students to find the right words for their writing?

Extension and Activities
1. Print the wheel that is most helpful to you. Have students use it to revise a piece of writing. Compare the revised version with the original. Do you notice any difference?

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