Higher Order Thinking Questions-Teaching Stems


This packet is one fabulous resource.  Do you have a hard time making sure you are asking higher level questions in your classroom?  These question stems help you move through a student's thinking process by asking knowledge...comprehension...application...analysis...synthesis...and evaluation type questions.  If you are not familiar with these, they come from Bloom's Taxonomy.  Bloom's was created in 1956 by Dr. Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education.  His goal was to teach higher and do less "remember the facts" and rote learning.


See what's included:

The "counting hands" located on each card tell you what level of thinking or question level it is.  The easiest way to use these would to laminate and place on a ring.  These questions can be asked with any book or story in the classroom and can range from kindergarten to high school.  The grade range is what makes this resource so useful  It is also a valuable time-saver to any classroom teacher.

I was asked to create this by another principal for her teachers.  I would love to hear back from you to see what your opinions are about this packet.  Feel free to comment.  

I am a Seinfeld Fan...A big Fan!  I love this video because it walks you through Blooms using Seinfeld clips.  

Thanks for reading today- Stephanie

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