Blooms Taxonomy

Blooms Taxonomy








Bloom’s Taxonomy
Bloom’s Taxonomy refers to a classification of the different objectives (in our case,
competencies and learning objectives) that educators set for students. Bloom's Taxonomy
divides educational objectives into three "domains" that include the cognitive
(knowing/head), affective (feeling/heart), and psychomotor (doing/hands). Within the
domains, learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite
knowledge and skills at lower levels. A holistic education incorporates all three domains.
Included in this handout are the WIDS recommended categorization of verbs according to
the most recent version of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

The Cognitive Domain
Verbs in boldface appear in more than one area. The most simple or basic levels of the
cognitive domain are presented at the bottom of this table.

Creating
Abstract
Animate
Arrange
Assemble
Budget
Categorize
Code
Combine
Compile
Compare
Compose
Construct
Cope

Correspond
Create
Cultivate
Debug
Depict
Design
Develop
Devise
Dictate
Discuss
Enhance
Explain
Facilitate

Format
Formulate
Generalize
Generate
Handle
Hypothesize
Import
Improve
Incorporate
Integrate
Interface
Join
Lecture

Model
Modify
Network
Organize
Outline
Overhaul
Plan
Portray
Prepare
Prescribe
Produce
Program
Rearrange

Reconstruct
Refer
Relate
Reorganize
Report
Revise
Rewrite
Schematize
Specify
Summarize
Support
Write

Counsel
Criticize
Critique
Defend
Determine
Discriminate
Estimate

Evaluate
Explain
Grade
Hire
Interpret
Judge
Justify

Measure
Predict
Prescribe
Rank
Rate
Recommend
Release

Select
Summarize
Support
Test
Validate
Value
Verify

Blueprint
Breadboard
Break down

Characterize
Choose
Classify

Compare
Confirm
Contrast

Compare
Correlate
Criticize

Evaluating
Appraise
Argue
Assess
Choose
Compare
Conclude
Contrast

Analyzing
Analyze
Appraise
Audit

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Deduce
Detect
Diagnose
Diagram
Differentiate
Distinguish
Discriminate
Dissect
Document

Ensure
Examine
Experiment
Explain
Explore
Figure out
File
Group
Identify

Illustrate
Infer
Interrupt
Inventory
Investigate
Lay out
Manage
Maximize
Minimize

Optimize
Order
Organize
Outline
Point out
Prioritize
Proofread
Query
Question

Relate
Select
Separate
Size up
Subdivide
Summarize
Test
Train
Transform

Classify
Complete
Compute
Construct
Customize
Demonstrate
Depreciate
Derive
Determine
Diminish
Discover
Dramatize
Draw
Employ

Examine
Exercise
Explore
Expose
Express
Factor
Figure
Graph
Handle
Illustrate
Interpret
Investigate
Manipulate
Modify

Operate
Personalize
Plot
Practice
Predict
Prepare
Price
Process
Produce
Project
Protect
Provide
Relate
Round off

Sequence
Schedule
Show
Simulate
Sketch
Solve
Subscribe
Tabulate
Transcribe
Translate
Use
Write

Convert
Defend
Demonstrate
Describe
Detail
Differentiate
Discuss
Distinguish
Elaborate
Estimate

Example
Explain
Express
Extend
Extrapolate
Factor
Generalize
Give
Identify
Infer

Interact
Interpolate
Interpret
Locate
Observe
Paraphrase
Picture graphically
Predict
Recognize

Report
Restate
Review
Rewrite
Select
Subtract
Summarize
Translate
Visualize

Enumerate
Identify
Index
Indicate
Label
List

Match
Meet
Memorize
Name
Outline
Point

Quote
Read
Recall
Recite
Recognize
Record

Repeat
Reproduce
Review
Select
Show
State

Applying
Acquire
Adapt
Allocate
Alphabetize
Apply
Ascertain
Assign
Attain
Avoid
Back up
Calculate
Capture
Change
Choose

Understanding
Add
Approximate
Articulate
Associate
Characterize
Clarify
Classify
Compare
Compute
Contrast

Remembering
Cite
Count
Define
Describe
Draw
Duplicate

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Study

Tabulate

Trace

Write

The Psychomotor Domain Verbs
WIDS does not provide levels for the psychomotor domain; verbs are chosen by type of
psychomotor action students are practicing.
activate
adjust
align
apply
arrange
assemble
balance
break down
build
calibrate
change
clean
close
combine

compose
connect
construct
correct
create
demonstrate
design
dismantle
drill
fasten
fix
follow
grind
grip

hammer
heat
hook
identify
load
locate
loosen
make
manipulate
mend
mix
nail
operate
paint

press
produce
pull
push
remove
repair
replace
rotate
sand
transfer
troubleshoot
tune
turn on/off
type

saw
sharpen
set
sew
sketch
start
stir
use
weigh
wrap

The Affective Domain Verbs
In the affective domain chart listed below, simple or basic levels are listed on top, and more
complex levels are listed on the bottom.

Receiving
ask
choose

follow
give

hold
select

show interest

be willing to
comply
conform
enjoy

greet
help
obey
perform

practice
present
report
select

tell

believe in
be convinced
complete
describe

differentiate
have faith in
initiate
invite

join
justify
participate
propose

select
share
subscribe to
work

alter

arrange

classify

combine

Responding
accept
responsibility
answer
assist

Valuing
associate
with
assume
responsibility

Organization
adhere to

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defend
establish

form
judgments

identify with
integrate

organize

weigh
alternatives

develop
philosophy
influence

judge
problems/iss
ues
listen
propose

qualify
question
serve
show mature
attitude

solve
verify

Internalization
act
change
behavior
develop code
of behavior

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