Developing high order thinking skills

In order to try and develop high order thinking skills, I am planning to use a starter which develops over time in each lesson to work through Blooms taxonomy as the unit progresses.

The stimulus will be a photograph, with questions or instructions based on the previous lesson, working through from ‘remembering’ to ‘creating’.

This is the template I have developed as the first starter slide for each lesson – click on the image to download

Blooms starter template

Blooms starter template terms

I have also developed an example for a unit I teach on Plate tectonics with Year 7. Click on the image below to download the ppt to see how it works.

blooms starter earthquake

One box is added per lesson so that students can develop their higher order thinking skills as they acquire greater knowledge and develop their understanding through the unit.