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To HOTs or Not? Higher Order Thinking for ELLs

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In 1949, Benjamin Bloom posed a taxonomy for demands on cognition—a hierarchy for looking at thinking in terms of the various cognitive processes that people employ for different types of tasks. More than 65 years later, that original taxonomy is still … Continue reading

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What Does It REALLY Take to Succeed? A Speaking Activity

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

At the NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics Conference at Columbia’s Teachers College earlier this year, much was made of Bloom’s Taxonomy and the importance of giving ESL students ample opportunities to practice “higher order thinking skills” (HOTS). This caused me to … Continue reading

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