Bloom’s Taxonomy is probably the most well-known hierarchy of assessing thinking.

Level One:  Knowledge – Ask students to identify and recall information.

Level Two:  Comprehension – Ask students to organize information or put it in another form.
Level Three:  Application – Have students use facts, rules, and principles.

Level Four:  Analysis – Ask students to break information into parts.

Level Five:  Synthesis – Invite students to compile information in a new way.

Level Six:  Evaluation – Ask students to develop an opinion or make judgments.

Prompt Cards

Cut apart the attached question prompts and glue them to index cards. Punch a hole in the corner of the cards and attach to a book ring.  Flip through the cards to ask higher-level questions. Click here to download.

Hint!  Color code according to the level of difficulty.