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Bloom's Taxonomy - Synthesis Category

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Bloom's taxonomy Pyramid

Bloom's Taxonomy Pyramid

Melissa Kelly

Synthesis Category Description:

In Bloom’s Taxonomy, the synthesis level is where students put the parts they’ve learned together into a whole to create a new meaning or structure. They might also create a new pattern out of numerous diverse elements from other curriculum areas. Synthesis is the fifth level of the Bloom’s taxonomy pyramid.

Key Words for the Synthesis Category:

synthesize, categorize, compile, compose, create, modify, organize, rearrange, reconstruct, reorganize, summarize, write, explain

Examples of Questions for the Synthesis Category:

  • Create your own Shakespearean sonnet.
  • Write a new ending to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • Explain how the Civil War would have been different if Stonewall Jackson would have lived.
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