Bloom’s Taxonomy is the most widely-used form of content differentiation. Bloom’s Cognitive Domain speaks to students’ intellectual skills. The 6 Classic “levels” include Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. If teachers provide content activities at the Knowledge and Comprehension levels, it establishes a foundation to be able to apply what they learned to new situations, to analyze problems, to form generalizations and create new solutions, and to evaluate what they have said and/or done. At each Level there are suggested “key verbs” to use when designing curriculum activities. Teaching students about the levels and the key words is just as important as providing various levels of activities.
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