Get your students' minds to bloom into higher-order thinking with The Blooms Bunch: Kid-Friendly Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Posters. Introduce your students to a character for each higher-order thinking level:
The Big Sibs: (Higher-Order Thinking Levels)
Create: Christie the Creator
Evaluate: Evan the Evaluator
Analyze: Anna the Analyzer
The Lil' Sibs: (Lower-Order Thinking Levels)
Apply: Adam the Applier
Understand: Ursula the one who Understands
Remember: Robert the one who Remembers
Print these out as posters and laminate them. They go great with any classroom theme, and there isn't a whole lot of color so they look great in grayscale as well. By the way, my 4th graders love these! Purchase this set early in the year (around Back to School time) when you're setting up your classroom so that your students can meet the Blooms right away!
What is Higher-Order Thinking?
Anderson & Krathwohl (2001) state, "Two of the most important educational goals are to promote retention and to promote transfer (which, when it occurs, indicates meaningful learning)... retention requires that students remember what they have learned, whereas transfer required students to not only remember but also to make sense of and be able to use what they have learned (p.63).
From the book: A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Keywords: Bloom's Taxonomy, Revised Bloom's Taxonomy, Higher-Order Thinking, Higher-Order Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Create, Evaluate, Analyze, Apply, Understand, Remember.