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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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Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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How can teachers use linguistic intelligence to differentiate instruction in a mini-lesson?

Differentiate Instruction with Linguistic Teaching Strategies

 

Linguistic learners have linguistic intelligence and need to use language to learn content. If teachers can deliver small content bites in about 2-3 minute intervals, a technique to differentiate instruction for the linguistic learners can be used. This linguistic teaching strategy is called wait-time extended. It calls for the teacher to allow their students to explain, in partners, what they have just learned. If you want to differentiate instruction more you can level or scaffold by providing questions at different ability levels.

Another linguistic teaching strategy would be encouraging classroom discussions especially ones that try to persuade other students to view something differently. If a teacher can bring in poetry, examples of primary text sources, or a mnemonic it would also interest linguistic learners.

Linguistic intelligence is one of the most valued intelligences in our culture. If students can’t communicate with others effectively, they may not be hired for a high paying job or hold valuable friendships. This type of learning style is tailored to by most teachers both consciously and unconsciously. It would, after all, be hard to teach without the use of language. It is also a very important intelligence to encourage your students to acquire through practice.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many linguistic learning activities and a leveled expository writing system.

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico