Expository writing can use many multiple intelligence learning styles. Expository writing must be organized in paragraph form. The content itself must also be organized within the paragraphs. Due to the organization required for expository writing, the logical multiple intelligence learning style is used during the writing process. Obviously the use of language for writing is necessary. Therefore, the linguistic multiple intelligence learning style is used for expository writing. Teachers can give students a choice to work by themselves (intrapersonal multiple intelligence learning style) or with a partner (interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style) to create their expository writing. Another popular choice to bring in the interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style is peer review.
In order to create an obituary, language must be used. Thus, the linguistic multiple intelligence learning styleis used. Writing an obituary can be a nice alternative to expository writing. Students will still be able to use content but in a creative way. Writing obituaries for historical figures can help personalize them for the student. Teachers can allow students to choose between interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style(working with others) or intrapersonal multiple intelligence learning style (working by themselves). I do not recommend creating an obituary as a group activity, partners are a good choice for the interpersonal learner. I have noticed that a lot of relaxation occurs by many in a group while one or two create, even with student roles. Photographs are often included in obituaries so teachers can assign the student to draw or find a picture of the person they are creating the obituary for. The visual photograph collected or picture drawn uses the spatial multiple intelligence learning style.
Teachers can differentiate instruction by offering students more choices of activities that use different multiple intelligence learning styles but focus on the same content.