Using Bloom's to Create Variety

Use the chart below to help you determine which category each of your learning outcomes falls into or to help you create a new learning outcome for a specific level.

These are the actions you hope students will be able to accomplish; these are not actions the instructor will do. Some verbs exist in multiple categories; in this case refer to the What Bloom's Levels Mean table.

Remember

Arrange
Choose
Cite
Copy
Define
Describe
Draw
Duplicate
Identify

Indicate
Label
List
Locate
Match
Memorize
Name
Order
Outline

Quote
Read
Recall
Recite
Recognize
Record
Relate
Repeat
Reproduce

Review
Select
State
Tabulate
Tell
Underline
Write

Understand

Articulate
Associate
Characterize
Cite
Clarify
Classify
Compare
Contrast
Convert
Defend
Demonstrate
Describe

Differentiate
Discuss
Distinguish
Estimate
Explain
Express
Extend
Extrapolate
Generalize
Give
Give examples
Identify

Illustrate
Indicate
Infer
Interpolate
Interpret
Locate
Match
Observe
Organize
Paraphrase
Predict
Recognize

Relate
Report
Represent
Restate
Review
Rewrite
Select
Summarize
Tell
Translate

Apply

Act
Adapt
Apply
Back/back up
Calculate
Change
Choose
Classify
Complete
Compute
Construct

Demonstrate
Develop
Discover
Dramatize
Employ
Experiment
Explain
Generalize
Identify
Illustrate
Implement

Interpret
Interview
Manipulate
Modify
Operate
Organize
Paint
Practice
Predict
Prepare
Produce

Relate
Schedule
Select
Show
Simulate
Sketch
Solve
Translate
Use
Utilize
Write

Analyze

Analyze
Appraise
Break
Break down
Calculate
Categorize
Classify
Compare
Conclude
Contrast
Correlate
Criticize

Debate
Deduce
Detect
Diagnose
Diagram
Differentiate
Discover
Discriminate
Dissect
Distinguish
Divide
Evaluate

Examine
Experiment
Figure
Group
Identify
Illustrate
Infer
Inspect
Inventory
Investigate
Order
Organize

Outline
Point out
Predict
Prioritize
Question
Relate
Select
Separate
Solve
Subdivide
Survey
Test

Evaluate

Appraise
Argue
Arrange
Assess
Attach
Choose
Compare
Conclude
Contrast
Core
Counsel

Create
Criticize
Critique
Decide
Defend
Describe
Design
Determine
Discriminate
Estimate
Evaluate

Explain
Grade
Invent
Judge
Manage
Mediate
Prepare
Probe
Rate
Rearrange
Reconcile

Release
Rewrite
Select
Set up
Supervise
Synthesize
Test
Value
Verify
Weigh

Create

Arrange
Assemble
Categorize
Choose
Collect
Combine
Compile
Compose
Construct
Create
Design
Develop
Devise

Estimate
Evaluate
Explain
Facilitate
Formulate
Generalize
Generate
Hypothesize
Improve
Integrate
Invent
Make
Manage

Modify
Organize
Originate
Plan
Predict
Prepare
Produce
Propose
Rate
Rearrange
Reconstruct
Relate
Reorganize

Revise
Rewrite
Role-play
Set up
Specify
Summarize
Synthesize
Tell/tell why
Write

This document reformats Table 1, published in Stanny, C. J. (2016). Reevaluating Bloom's Taxonomy: What Measurable Verbs Can and Cannot Say about Student Learning. Education Sciences, 6(4), 37; doi:10.3390/educsci6040037, for single-page printing.

Used under CC-BY, licensed under CC-BY by Claudia J. Stanny.