Spelling and Vocabulary Activities - Spelling and Vocabulary Fans with Bloom's Taxonomy
Are you looking for new ways to incorporate higher-order thinking questions into your spelling and vocabulary lessons?
This resource contains 90 differentiated spelling and vocabulary questions and prompts to use for spelling and vocabulary study, or word work centers. These questions and prompts will work with any word list. You can assign one question for the entire class, allow students to choose their own questions from a certain set, or complete a question from each of the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (a menu sheet is provided at the end of this resource if you choose this option). Questions can also be used as homework (requiring the menu sheet to be handed in on a certain day of the week) or formal assessments.
There are 6 different groups of questions and prompts - one group for each of the levels in Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.: Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, and Create. Each group of questions will make its own fan. You can use a particular fan when evaluating a particular level of the taxonomy, or use different fans as they suit different concepts or word lists. You could also group all the questions together on a binder clip circle and hang near your desk for easy access during activities. I choose one or two particular questions or prompts that fit the concept and word list, and display them under the document camera for the students to see.
I have also included a page of blank frames for each group if you want to add some of your own questions. They are not editable though, so you will have to write in your questions, activities, or prompts.
The question strips should be printed out on cardstock or on regular paper and laminated for extra durability. Cut out the individual questions and punch a small hole in the end of each question. Questions can then be put together with a brass fastener or a binder ring to keep them together.
I have also included checklists for each fan. These checklists can be used by students to keep track of what questions they have answered, or by the teacher to keep track of questions asked. I have also included an activity menu for students to keep track of their choices per category. This sheet could be handed in alongside the work they have completed.
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