Working in a small group gives students a chance to practice using high level thinking skills. Develop more complex student answering skills by working down the list to use increasingly more complete/complex questions.
Recall: Calls for students to remember details from reading or a discussion. Answers the questions who, what, when, where, why, how.
Comprehension: Calls for students to select details. Answers questions about retelling and summarizing.
Application: Calls for students to begin to see relationships. Answers questions ‘how is ___like ___?’ & ‘why is ____ significant?’
Analysis: Calls for students to separate facts. Answers questions about classifying, comparing and outlining.
Synthesis: Calls for students to elaborate or combine ideas and create something new. Answers questions about predictions.
Evaluation: Calls for students to make judgments and share their opinions.