If we want students to learn a standard to its highest level, then we have to structure the learning for them.
One technique is to make sure that you have questions or activities at each of the three different thought levels: Knowledge-Comprehension; Application- Analysis; and Synthesize – Evaluation.
In Science , this would look like:
Explain the three aspects of the stream (biological, physical, and chemical) and how each can be measured
Analyze the stream for each aspect
Evaluate the health of the stream by examining the relationship of the three aspects
You might create a word processed unit planning template to remind you to incorporate all three levels for each standard. You may have a word processed list of the various verbs for each level of Bloom so you can pick active thought verbs. You can structure your assessments so that they assess each of the three levels.
© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007