Bloom's Taxonomy (Cognitive Domain) and Action Verbs

Order of ThinkingRememberingUnderstandingApplyingAnalyzingEvaluatingCreating
Bloom's DefinitionFinding or remember previously learned informationUnderstanding and making sense out of information. Demonstrating and understanding of the factsApplying knowledge to actual situations. Using the information in a new (but similar) situation.Taking information apart and exploring relationships. Breaking down objects or ideas into simpler parts and finding evidence to support generalizations.Critically examining information and make judgements based on internal evidence or external criteria.Using information to create something new. Compiling component ideas into a new whole or propose alternative solutions
Action VerbsArrange
Count
Define
Describe
Draw
Duplicate
Identify
Label
List
Match
Memorize
Name
Order
Outline
Point
Quote
Read
Recall
Recite
Recognize
Relate
Recall
Associate
Classify
Compute
Convert
Defend
Discuss
Distinguish
Estimate
Explain
Express
Extend
Extrapolate
Generalize
Give examples
Indicate
Infer
Locate
Oaraphrase
Predict
Rewrite
Summarize
Translate
Add
Apply
Calculate
Change
Choose
Classify
Complete
Compute
Demonstrate
Examine
Facilitate
Graph
Illustrate
Interpret
Manipulate
Modify
Operate
Prepare
Produce
Show
Solve
Subtract
Translate
Use
Appraise
Argue
Assess
Compare
Conclude
Contrast
Criticize
Critique
Defend
Determine
Estimate
Evaluate
Explain
Grade
Interpret
Judge
Justify
Measure
Rank
Rate
Select
Summarize
Support
Test
Value
Arrange
Assemble
Categorize
Collect
Combine
Compile
Compose
Create
Design
Develop
Devise
Explain
Formulate
Generate
Group
Integrate
Modify
Order
Organize
Plan
Propose
Reconstruct
Revise
Summarize
Transform
Specify
Analyze
Arrange
Breakdown
Calculate
Categorize
Combine
Compare
Contrast
Criticize
Design
Detect
Develop
Diagram
Differentiate
Discriminate
Distinguish
Illustrate
Infer
Model
Outline
Point out
Question
Relate
Select
Separate
Subdivide
Test

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