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The strategy to teach the subject Colon Classification using Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy levels (Anderson,L.W., & Krathwohl, D.R., 2001) is unpacked here. Though Library and Information Science Teachers teach the Colon Classification using S.R.Ranganathan’s Steps in Classification (0-7 successive steps and 1 final step) in the class rooms to shape the classification skills of the students, the six levels of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy make the teachers’ job easier and also help the students to learn them without much burdens. This paper unpacks the experience and teaching strategy of the teacher, who teaches the Colon Classification Scheme (6th edition) [Course Code:19LISC202; Course Name: Colon Classification-Practical] using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy in the Department of Library and Information Science, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India. A few worked out exercises have been briefed using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. Further, one sample exercise performed by the students, who had learned the concepts using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy in the class room also explored here. This paper is centered on teaching the Colon Classification Practice in the class room using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy only and doesn’t unpack the fundamentals and six levels related action verbs of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy.