Discussion Picture Prompts: Bloom Into Discussion!

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Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Welcome to Bloom into Discussion! I developed these picture cues to develop the discussion skills of younger students. There are picture prompts for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy PLUS super-helpful discussion stems. Use a projector or print posters to introduce one new skill at a time and watch your students’ question formation and discussion skills grow!
Bloom’s—Start with a question:
Remember (Student with finger in the air, like he/she just remembered something important) Understand (Student pointing to target, as if pointing to the most important point to summarize) Apply (Student with shrugged shoulders...I wonder how or why)
Analyze (Student writing-perhaps between the lines-to signify inference)
Evaluate (Student with speech bubble-to represent justifying thinking)
Create (Student imagining-representing creating something new)
Discussion Stems:—Then build on the first student’s answer:
I’m thinking...(Student with finger on chin to signify thinking)
What if...(Student creating something, as if saying, “What if we did this in a new way?”)
It confused me when...(Student standing at two-way sign, not sure which way to go)
I agree with...(Thumbs up)
I respectfully disagree with...because...(Thumbs down)
I have a connection to...(Big purple creature with a little purple creature-they are connected) One thing we should notice...(Fingers holding a litte worm, to signify a little, yet important, detail) I used to think..but now...(Student with a light bulb to signify ideas)
My guess is...(Student with finger to mouth as if making a guess)
I thought this part was hard when...(Student with a productive struggle-it’s okay to struggle!)
Total Pages
16 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.


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