Questions & Bloom's Taxonomy
Questions for Group Discussion:
• If Sunny had
had a stronger comprehension of L1 would that have given him a stronger
foundation for his L2
• How different would Sunny’s
situation be if his parents were well educated?
• Would Sunny be in better circumstances
if his parents knew more English?
• How would have Sunny’s
family dealt with his hearing and vision lost if they were still in
• If the school had been aware
of Sunny’s hearing or vision weakness could they have diagnose
him slightly different?
• Does Sunny’s hearing and
vision prevent him from comprehending the material being taught to
him in ESOL?
Level 1. Knowledge
(Recall of data)
• Explain how Sunny’s parents view education?
• Did Sunny receive any schooling in India?
• What is Sunny’s attitude about learning?
Level 2: Comprehension (Understand the meaning)
• In your own words what socioeconomic background do you think
Sunny has come from.
• Discuss how Sunny’s family life is.
• Summarize Sunny’s life in India.
Level 3: Application (Apply information)
• Classify Sunny’s as an ESOL student.
• Explain how Sunny’s hearing loss affects his learning
• Construct a timeline of Sunny’s ability to speak Gujarati
Level 4: Analysis (Separates concepts
into component parts)
• Compare Sunny’s situation to a student who is born in
• Contrast how Sunny’s life in American to his life he
lives in India.
• Specify how Sunny is socially evolving.
Level 5: Synthesis (Builds a pattern
from diverse elements)
• Create a plan of goals Sunny should meet in the next four
• Think of how Sunny was taught English in India and how he
is taught English in America.
• Generate ideas on how Sunny’s weak hearing and vision
will affect his learning ability.
Level 6: Evaluation (Make judgments)
• Critique how Sunny’s learning is hindered because his
parents never received proper education.
• Interpret how the school systems in India are in comparison
• Decide whether or not Sunny will be able to understand English
by the time he leaves elementary school.