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When we talk about HOTS "higher-order thinking skills" we're concentrating on the top three levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

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1 When we talk about HOTS "higher-order thinking skills" we're concentrating on the top three levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

2 Questions that tap higher level thinking Skill Sample Prompts PurposeLevel Creating design, construct, plan, produce combine elements into a new pattern or product Higher Evaluating check, critique, judge, hypothesize, conclude, explain judge or decide according to a set of criteria Higher Analyzing compare, organize, cite differences, deconstruct break down or examine information Higher

3 Asking "Good" Questions to Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills To increase higher order thinking: How did you get that answer? Can you explain your thinking? What makes that tricky? What would happen if…? What words in the story prove that? Can you give an example of that?

4 BLOOMS TAXANOMY Higher Order Thinking Skills, also called critical thinking skills categorizes lesson activities and questions into a pyramid. HOTS are categorized from the top down, in order of skill required and educational value of question type. Evaluation - Making decisions Synthesis - Using information in new ways to create new things Analysis - Identifying components Application - Using information to solve given problems Comprehension - Restating, paraphrasing, summarizing Knowledge - Rote fact recall (These are on the bottom because they are both the most common and least effective)


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