For those teaching English without a significant amount of training in education, Bloom’s taxonomy may be a brand new idea. Those with a background in educational theory will know that it’s one of the most useful theories in the classroom. For new and experienced teachers alike, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a great guide for what and how to teach English. Take a moment to look over the diagram below.
|Bloom’s Level||Type of
|to describe item;
to describe a sequence of events, continuum, storyboard, cycle
|Comprehension||Hierarchy Diagram||to classify items|
|Application||Flowchart||to predict sequence of events|
|to identify causal relationships
to explain relationships
|Synthesis||Idea Map||to solve or plan|
|to compare/contrast two itemsto compare/contrast two or more items|
30 Graphic Organizers for Reading is another great resource for using graphic organizers in the classroom which utilizes Bloom’s Taxonomy.
How do you use Bloom’s Taxonomy with ELLs in your classroom?