Activity Construction Table

As you develop your course activities and challenges, consider using this table to select verbs (the process) and nouns (the product) to help you develop learning tasks. Each column represents one level of thinking in the cognitive domain. The second row identifies possible process verbs, and the third row contains possible products.

Cognitive Ability

Recall

(recalling information)

Comprehension

(translating, interpreting, and extrapolating)

Application

(to situations that are new or have a new slant for students)

Analysis

(breaking down into parts, forms)

Synthesis

(combining elements into a pattern not clearly there before)

Evaluation

(according to some set of criteria, and state why)
Process

select

describe

list

name

define

memorize

recognize

identify

locate

recite

state

label

match

restate

paraphrase

rewrite

give example

express

illustrate

interpret

interrelate

explain

extend

defend

distinguish

summarize

organize

generalize

prepare

produce

dramatize

choose

modify

use

sketch

apply

solve

show

paint

compare

analyze

classify

survey

distinguish

categorize

differentiate

subdivide

point out

infer

select

design

combine

role play

construct

produce

originate

compose

hypothesize

develop

create

plan

organize

invent

judge

relate

weigh

criticize

support

evaluate

consider

critique

recommend

summarize

appraise

compare

Product

events

people

recordings

newspapers

magazine articles

television shows

radio

text readings

films/videos

a play

blogs

podcasts

speech

graph

diagram

photograph

own statement

tape recording

drama

skit

cartoon

story

model

outline

compare

conclusion

implication based on data

summary

analogy

causal relationships

diagram

sculpture

photograph

illustration

paper which follows outline

a solution

a question

a map

a list

forecast

a project

a drama

a painting

report

survey

graph

questionnaire

an argument

words defined

parts of propaganda statement identified

a conclusion checked

a syllogism broken down

article

invention

report

game

song

experiment

play

book

set of rules, principles or standards

speculate on or plan alternative courses of action

a formulation of hypothesis or question

conclusion

self-evaluation

recommendation

group discussion

court trial

survey

evaluation

a standard compared

a standard established

valuing

Based on Bloom's Taxonomy