How can teachers use wanted posters as an activity?

A wanted poster activity is good for a small amount of content. These are usually used for people in history or characters in a story but it can also be used in Science with a virus or math with a symbol. You can have students create it on paper or have them use a site like www.glassgiant.com/wanted. You could also give students a choice of how they want to complete the assignment as a form of differentiated instruction.

A wanted poster activity uses several different multiple intelligence learning styles.

  • The linguistic multiple intelligence learning style is used for writing the reason the historical figure, character, etc. is wanted.
  • The spatial multiple intelligence learning style is used to set the layout of the poster as well as the letter art used and of course the drawing of the character.
  • Wanted poster activities will work best using the intrapersonal multiple intelligence learning style, working individually or the interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style, working with a partner.

Differentiated instruction can be accomplished with a wanted poster activity. Teachers can offer other options to their students by creating up to three other activities using other multiple intelligence learning styles and the same content. Activity templates can help teachers differentiate instruction quickly and easily. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico is a great site that can help you differentiate instruction through the use of multiple intelligence learning styles. It offers over 50 multiple intelligence learning style activity templates that come with rubrics.

Wanted poster activities can be easily used to differentiate instruction and can be very useful to learn a small amount of content.

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Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

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