Using Bloom's Taxonomy in Class

Have you used the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy before? I love the HUGE lists of verbs associated with each level of thinking and it helps me when writing my plans, learning targets, and activities in my class.

I made these posters a while back and was struggling this year with finding a place to put them. Then, I remembered my handy-dandy PDF print tutorial about shrinking posters (find more info HERE- for this size, I chose the 2x2 and Landscape options) and voila, usable posters for easy reference:

 I am loving these little guys- they are 1/4 the size and perfect for kids and teachers alike!

We are really starting to dig deeper in our reading groups during the Teacher Time part of Daily 5 and these have come in very handy. I have added them to my bin of Teacher Time Tools and will often have the kids flip to a certain color (the levels are in the colors of the rainbow- red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple) and generate questions and discussions for our small group based on the verbs listed.

These were so much fun as we made our way through our book, Judy Moody! We created our own "Me Collages" when we finished reading (Creating), practiced writing summaries along the way (Understanding), and compared the character of Judy Moody at the beginning of the book with the end of the book (Analyzing). So easy to keep organized and purposeful with these!

This packet includes each skill (Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating) on a poster. Under the skill is a question to help give you and your students a big-picture idea of that level, then you can go further with the bullet list of verbs. Cute clip art from Scrappin' Doodles helps make it catchy for your kiddos :)

I hope you can use them in your class! They are available in my TpT Store now! Do you and your students use Bloom's? I'd love to hear how- leave me a comment below!


  1. Stephanie, I LOVE these Bloom's Posters and your tutorial for shrinking the set! I just bought this packet and your Brain Breaks, which have been on my TPT Wish List forever!

    Thanks so much for creating such helpful and visually appealing materials. You share so much in addition to your products, and your tutorials help me learn to do new things, too. :)

  2. These posters are so great! I have been using Bloom's in the classroom to guide the questions that I ask, but I want the kids to be more in charge of their learning by knowing about the different levels as well. I think this will really help!

    What program do you use to create your cute worksheets and posters? I want the things that I make for my students to look as professional as yours!

    1. I am so glad these can help! Thanks for your kind feedback :) For the majority of my projects, I use PowerPoint- there are lots of great fonts and clip art stores that help, too! Check the last page on any of my products for links, or look at the bottom of the right sidebar on this page for the links as well. Hope that helps!