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How can technology help those with the linguistic learning style?

Technology and the Linguistic Learning Style

Technology can be a very useful tool for those with the linguistic learning style. It can help them review and study as well as create. Any technology that helps students read, write, listen or speak can be used to help the linguistic learner learn. Here are some suggestions using technology to help the linguistic learner:

  • Allow the students with the linguistic learning style to record the mini-lesson so they can listen to it later
  • Allow the students with the linguistic learning style to record the main concepts and vocabulary and download it to the MP3 player so they can listen to it when they have time.
  • Use interactive writing sites like http://www.theeasyessay.com/
  • Provide audio books for the linguistic learner
  • Allow the linguistic learner to record themselves reading the text out loud.

Using technology in the classroom can help those with the linguistic learning style learn. Teachers need to feel comfortable with their teaching style and knowledge of the subject to allow students to record them. If they do not feel comfortable with being recorded there is always the option for the teacher to record themselves talking about the content without students around.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers many linguistic learning style activities including two interactive writing systems.

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What teaching materials help teach the linguistic learning style student?

Linguistic Learning Style

Without the right teaching materials, those with the linguistic learning style might not learn. People with the linguistic learning style need to talk, listen, read and write. Make sure you have the following teaching materials available to help your students with the linguistic learning style be successful in your classroom.

  • books
  • audio recording devices
  • keyboard for computer
  • leveled expository writing system
  • interactive writing system on computer
  • audio books
  • audio of personal experiences for historical events
  • writing materials like paper and pencil
  • stamp sets

Having the right teaching materials can help the students with the linguistic learning style be successful in your classroom.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Leveled-Expository-Writing-System-867302 offers an expository writing system, linguistic learning style activities and much more available.

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How is the Multiple Intelligence Classroom different from the traditional one?

Multiple Intelligence Classroom

Teachers in the traditional classroom use lecture, students take notes and will either complete worksheets or a writing assignment. It is usually quiet or even silent. The Multiple intelligence classroom, on the other hand, is run much differently. Of course lecture must be part of most classrooms to deliver content, however teachers in a multiple intelligence classroom deliver it using many different multiple intelligences. They may give small tidbits of content then reinforce it with another multiple intelligence like the musical multiple intelligence or the spatial multiple intelligence. When it is time for a work session, there are usually options for students to choose from based on their dominant multiple intelligences. Due to the increase in activities and delivery methods, the multiple intelligence classroom is not a quiet one. Multiple intelligence classrooms, in my opinion, are much more interesting for the student.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics can help you make your classroom a multiple intelligence classroom

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How can socioeconomics affect the development of multiple intelligences?

It is believed that multiple intelligences can develop given the opportunity. If a family has enough money to buy a musical instrument and pay for lessons, it would be expected that their children would have a better chance to develop the musical multiple intelligence than those whose families can’t afford it. You can also think about the affects of socioeconomics on the kinesthetic multiple intelligence. People whose families can afford the best coaching have a better chance to have the kinesthetic multiple intelligence be a dominant multiple intelligence.

Just because the wealthy have more resources available to them doesn’t mean people who grow up without money can’t develop these multiple intelligences. Families can push their young in developing certain multiple intelligences in ways that might not need monetary backing. Mentors, community and school coaches, teachers and church officials can also provide guidance in the development of multiple intelligences. For example, if a person whose family doesn’t have a high income and who had the desire to increase their musical multiple intelligence, they could join the church choir.

A higher socioeconomic status can help people develop their multiple intelligences but it is not a necessity to have money to develop multiple intelligences.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many classroom activities that can improve multiple intelligences and they come with rubrics for ease of grading. 

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How can people develop multiple intelligences?

According to Thomas Armstrong’s book “Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom,” anyone can develop any multiple intelligence over time if the right conditions exist. He believes that the ability to develop these multiple intelligences depends on biological endowment, personal life history as well as cultural and historical background.

In other words, if someone has a brain injury or a genetic or inherited deficiency a certain multiple intelligence may not be able to develop to a competent level. For example, my mother in law was in several car accidents and is now partially brain damaged. Her linguistic multiple intelligence is barely competent. It’s like playing a guessing game when conversing with her. Due to her injury her ability to gain the linguistic multiple intelligence is limited.

If someone grew up in an environment where certain multiple intelligences were unappreciated, they may not develop, as was the case with my spatial multiple intelligence. When I was in the seventh grade. I was in an advanced art class and even placed in an art contest but the next year my father refused to let me pursue art as an electiveand forced me to take keyboard typing. From that point on my once dominant spatial multiple intelligence decreased to be one of my weakest.

Cultural and historical backgrounds can also influence the nourishment of multiple intelligences. Take the Soviet controlled part of Berlin during the Cold War. Young people that felt “self-worth” or individuality were considered suspect and were sometimes even sent to boarding schools or reeducation centers. Due to this, the intrapersonal multiple intelligence at this place and time in history were not valued and were not often developed to competent levels.

If the right conditions are present, most people will be able to nourish their multiple intelligences. Multiple intelligences can develop as long as there is a need or an interest in the multiple intelligence. The more someone practices using the specific multiple intelligencethe more competent they will become when using the multiple intelligence.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many classroom activities with rubrics that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. They can easily and quickly be used to differentiate instruction.

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How can teachers create a differentiated instruction lesson plan on why the US entered WWI?

Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan on Why the US Entered WWI

The US entered WWI for a number of reasons including unrestricted submarine warfare, the Zimmerman Telegram, and the 1st Russian Revolution. When teaching a lesson on why the US entered WWI teachers need to differentiate instruction.

Teachers can teach vocabulary before the lesson and differentiate instruction by having students draw a picture to bring in the spatial learning style or create a mnemonic that would bring in the linguistic learning style.

During the mini-lesson teachers can differentiate instruction by bringing in pictures and media. This allows students with the spatial learning style to feel more connected to the material. Another way to differentiate instruction for a mini-lesson is to create two different versions of a PowerPoint. Create one version that focuses on the standards that students are required to learn and create the other as an enriched version. This differentiated instruction strategy is easily done if their is a co-teacher in the room.

In order to differentiate instruction in the work sessions, a teacher can offer choices to students that are based on different multiple intelligence learning styles. They can offer these multiple intelligence learning style activities: persuasive speech, talk show skit, propaganda poster. The persuasive speech brings in the following multiple intelligence learning styles: linguistic learning style, logical learning style, interpersonal learning style or intrapersonal learning style. The talk show brings in these following multiple intelligence learning styles: interpersonal learning style, linguistic learning style and kinesthetic learning style. The last option is the propaganda poster activity which bring in the linguistic learning style, intrapersonal learning style or interpersonal learning style, and the spatial learning style. You may have noticed that some of the prior noted activities have both intrapersonal and interpersonal learning styles attached. That is because they may be able to be done individually, in a partnership or in a group. Allowing a student to not only choose their activity but also choose how they do an activity will help them feel more ownership in their education. If the teacher offers all three of these options they will have successfully differentiated instruction using multiple intelligence learning styles.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers this complete differentiated instruction lesson plan as well as many others. 

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How can teachers create a differentiated instruction lesson plan on the causes of WWI?

Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan on the Causes of WWI

The long term causes of WWI are militarism, alliances, nationalism, imperialism and the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand is the immediate cause. In order to differentiate instruction with the linguistic learning style a teacher can use the mnemonic MANIA to help students remember the causes of WWI.

Another way to differentiate instruction is in the mini-lesson. If a teacher uses a PowerPoint to deliver information and has a co-teacher in the room, they can differentiate instruction by creating two different levels of the PowerPoint. Allow one to be basic information that is in the standards that the students are required to learn. Just focusing on the basics will allow time to review each piece of information with extended waiting time or think-pair-share. The other version should go into more details and allow for higher critical thinking.

The teacher can use differentiated learning activities for the work session. If the teacher offers the students a choice of a eulogy for Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, a puppet show or a cause and effect graphic organizer, they will be successfully differentiating instruction through the use of multiple intelligences. The Eulogy for Franz Ferdinand uses the following multiple intelligence learning styles: linguistic learning style, interpersonal learning style or intrapersonal learning style. The cause and effect graphic organizer uses the following multiple intelligence learning styles: logical learning style, intrapersonal learning style or interpersonal learning style. The last option of the puppet show uses these multiple intelligence learning styles: linguistic learning style, interpersonal learning style, spatial learning style, and kinesthetic learning style. You might have noticed that two of the options have both the intrapersonal and interpersonal learning style listed. This is because teachers can allow students to choose how they work with these activities. They can choose to work alone, with a partner or with a group.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers this differentiated instruction lesson plan along with many more. 

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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