NOW READING: The Big List of Bloom's Taxonomy Question Stems

The Big List of Bloom's Taxonomy Question Stems

Question stems are highly valuable learning tools. Versatile and adaptable to virtually any grade level or subject, they’re also a great way to stimulate higher-order thinking practice. They can hone critical thinking skills to a razor sharpness not only through practice, but even through simply observing them. That’s our hope for the index of Bloom’s Taxonomy question stems we’ve got for you here. 

When you look at one, the possibilities are endless for them. They should immediately inspire students to begin considering all the ways they could fill in those blanks. All of these are general enough to be widely applicable to a decent range of topics that will ensure your learners never get bored. Enjoy exploring these question stems for any year or subject, and watch your learners’ minds bloom.

140+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Question Stems for Learning

Remembering:

  1. How would you define _____?
  2. Identify 10 things that are ______.
  3. Name 5 things you’d use to _____.
  4. Why do we favour _____ over _____?
  5. Memorize the names of 7 things that are _____.
  6. What is the definition of _____?
  7. Google 10 places where people live in _____.
  8. Match _____ with _____.
  9. Where can you find _____?
  10. How would you describe _____?
  11. Can you recall 5 things you did yesterday?
  12. What do you recognize about _____?
  13. Locate and read a classic passage from _____.
  14. List 7 things that are _____.
  15. Number _____ in order from smallest to largest.
  16. When did _____ happen?
  17. What is a famous quote from _____?
  18. Record your observations of _____.
  19. Retell in brief the story of _____.
  20. Create a table for _____.
  21. Search for and find 10 facts about _____.

Understanding:

  1. How would you compare _____ to _____?
  2. Distinguish between _____ and _____.
  3. How would you contrast _____ and _____?
  4. Explain _____ in your own words.
  5. How would you summarize _____?
  6. Gather as much evidence as you can in favour of _____.
  7. Discuss the importance of _____.
  8. Rephrase _____ in your own words.
  9. Interpret the main focus of _____.
  10. What is the idea behind _____?
  11. Journal about your favourite _____.
  12. What can you discover about _____?
  13. Tweet your thoughts on _____.
  14. How would you paraphrase _____?
  15. Demonstrate the effectiveness of _____.
  16. What would you consider to be an example of _____?
  17. What would happen if _____?
  18. Convert _____ to _____.
  19. Identify 5 ways to _____.
  20. How would you best estimate _____?
  21. Group _____ in categories that define _____.
  22. How would you express _____?
  23. Predict your thoughts on the future of _____.
  24. How does _____ relate to _____?

Applying:

  1. How would you use _____?
  2. What would happen if you changed _____?
  3. Act out a scenario involving _____ and _____.
  4. What does _____ remind you of?
  5. How would you change _____?
  6. Examine the effects of _____.
  7. How would you sketch _____?
  8. Paint a picture of _____.
  9. Interview a classmate about _____.
  10. Explain how _____ works.
  11. How would you operate a _____?
  12. Construct a model of _____.
  13. Conduct an experiment about _____.
  14. How would you solve _____?
  15. Judge the best _____.
  16. Prepare a short monologue on _____.
  17. How would you articulate _____?
  18. Share your thoughts about _____.
  19. Collect 10 examples of _____.
  20. How would you complete a _____?
  21. Demonstrate a _____.
  22. Present your findings on_____.
  23. How would you choose the right _____?
  24. Apply _____ to _____.

Analyzing:

  1. Why do you think _____?
  2. What conclusions can you draw from _____?
  3. What changes occurred in _____?
  4. What is the theme of _____?
  5. How is _____ similar to/different from _____?
  6. Illustrate _____.
  7. What is the problem with _____?
  8. Establish a correlation between _____ and _____.
  9. What can you infer from _____?
  10. Explain the meaning/process of _____.
  11. What can you conclude from observing _____?
  12. How would you appraise the value of _____?
  13. How would you deconstruct _____?
  14. Make a deduction about _____.
  15. What distinguishes _____ from _____?
  16. Classify _____ into categories of _____.
  17. What are the main links between _____ and _____?
  18. How would you outline _____?
  19. Plan a routine for _____.
  20. Contrast between _____ and _____.
  21. Break down _____ into smaller simpler steps.
  22. Point out the differences/similarities between _____ and _____.
  23. Prioritize _____ from most to least important.
  24. Develop a mind map for _____.

Evaluating:

  1. Do you agree/disagree with _____?
  2. How would you feel if _____?
  3. What choice would you make about _____?
  4. What would you recommend for _____?
  5. Develop a persuasive case for _____.
  6. How would you argue against _____?
  7. Provide a critique of _____.
  8. What’s your opinion of _____?
  9. Provide a defence for _____.
  10. How would you convince someone to _____?
  11. Is there a better solution for _____?
  12. Justify the need for _____.
  13. Which is more important, _____ or _____?
  14. How would you rate _____?
  15. Moderate a discussion about _____.
  16. What are the pros/cons of _____?
  17. Review and give your thoughts on _____.
  18. How would you revise _____?
  19. Conduct and report on an experiment for _____.
  20. Monitor the changes in _____.
  21. What is your prediction for _____?
  22. Debate the issue of _____.
  23. Reflect on the idea of _____.
  24. How would you reframe _____?

Creating:

  1. How many ways can you _____?
  2. What would be a better way to _____?
  3. Compose a song or poem for _____.
  4. How would you deal with _____?
  5. Role-play a scenario about _____.
  6. How would you modify _____?
  7. What are some ideas for blogging about _____?
  8. How would you improve _____?
  9. Develop a script for _____.
  10. What can you create for a new _____?
  11. Write a story about _____.
  12. Formulate a new method for _____.
  13. How would you visualize _____?
  14. Invent an alternative to _____.
  15. Film a short movie about _____.
  16. How would you devise a new way for _____?
  17. Negotiate an agreement between _____ for _____.
  18. Build a model for a _____.
  19. How would you create a simulation for _____?
  20. Structure a way for _____ to _____.
  21. How would you design a _____?
  22. Create a podcast about _____.
  23. How would you collaborate on a solution for _____?
  24. Integrate a new way to _____ into _____.

What Else Is On The Table?

Glad you asked. Speaking of tables, be sure to check out our terrific free resource, the Bloom’s Taxonomy Periodic Table of Activities. It has even more ideas to go along with the question stems above. This free interactive resource reveals an activity when you mouse over each “element” that corresponds to its place on the taxonomic hierarchy. Between these two Bloom’s resources, you’ll never run out of learning ideas.

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