Instead of teaching your students how to answer questions about a particular text, help them develop the skills to critically evaluate literature and develop the knowledge and habits required by the Common Core State Standards. Each Prestwick House Levels of Understanding guide allows you to take Blooms taxonomy out of the theoretical realm and put it into full practice in your classroom, as well as guaranteeing that each and every title you teach will get your students another step closer to their goal of college and career readiness. Every unit contains five types of questions from the lowest level of Blooms hierarchy of skills (comprehension) to the highest (evaluation). Focusing on key ideas and details, Comprehension questions assess students basic understanding of the text, providing a framework for a fundamental understanding of plot and character. Reader Response questions allow students to respond to the text, making important personal judgments and connections to the work of literature. Analysis questions help students examine craft and structure by requiring them to examine how various techniques and literary or theatrical devices function in the literature theyre studying. Synthesis questions bridge the gap between analysis and evaluation to foster the integration of knowledge and ideas, as students draw on their own understanding to form conclusions about themes, motifs, style, etc. Evaluation questions challenge students to make qualitative judgments in order to determine whether a particular aspect is effective or ineffective, necessary or redundant, worthwhile or superfluous, etc.