QUESTIONS FOR QUALITY THINKING

KNOWLEDGE--Identification and recall of information

Who, what, when, where, how_______________?

Describe__________________________________.

COMPREHENSION--Organization and selection of facts and ideas

Retell____________________in your own words.

What is the main idea of___________________?

APPLICATION--Use of facts, rules, principles

How is________an example of_______________?

How is________related to___________________?

Why is__________________________significant?

ANALYSIS--Separation of a whole into component parts

What are the parts or features of____________?

Classify_________according to______________?

Outline/diagram/web_______________________.

How does_______compare/contrast with______?

What evidence can you present for___________?

SYNTHESIS--Combination of ideas to form a new whole

What would you predict/infer from___________?

What ideas can you add to__________________?

How would you create/design a new__________?

What might happen if you combined__________ with__________?

What solutions would you suggest for________?

EVALUATION--Development of opinions, judgments, or decisions

Do you agree_______________________?

What do you think about___________________?

What is the most important_________________?

Prioritize_______according to________________.

How would you decide about________________?

What criteria would you use to assess________?

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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