Principles of Teaching
Bloomsburg University

Action Verbs for Writing Specific Learning Objectives (based on Bloom's taxonomy)

Knowledge
count
define
describe
draw
identify
labels
list
match
name
outline(s)
point
quote
recall
recite
recognize
record
repeat
reproduce
select(s)
state
underline
write
Comprehension
associate
compute
convert
defend
discuss
distinguish
estimate
explain
express
extend
extrapolate
generalize
give examples
infer
locate
paraphrase
predict
report
review
rewrite
summarize
tell
Application
add
apply
calculate
change
classify
demonstrate
discover
divide
employ
examine
graph
illustrate
interpolate
interpret
manipulate
modify
multiply
operate
practice
prepare
produce
schedule
shop
show
sketch
solve
subtract
translate
use
Analysis
analyze
appraise
arrange
breakdown
combine
compare
contrast
criticize
debate
design
diagram
differentiate
discriminate
experiment
inspect
inventory
point out
relate
separate
subdivide
test
utilize
Synthesis
assemble
categorize
collect
compile
compose
construct
create
derive
devise
explain
formulate
generate
group
integrate
manage
modify
order
plan
prescribe
propose
rearrange
reconstruct reorganize
revise
rewrite
transform
specify
Evaluation
assess
choose
conclude
critique
determine
estimate
evaluate
grade
judge
justify
measure
rank
rate
score
support
value

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