While researching ways to help stretch the conversations between students and teachers, I came across this graphic on critical thinking skills. I really like the layout. It shows the different levels of thinking while using Bloom's Taxonomy as a guide.
Level One: starts out with who, what, when, and where
Level Two: stretches the conversation to having the students retell the events
Level Three: blends in the common core with applying what was taught
Level Four: uses critical thinking skills in order to answer the question
Level Five: takes what the students already know and apply it to what they just learned.
Level Six: Students form their own opinion on the skill that was just taught
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