Having students create a comic strip during an activity work session allows students to use different multiple intelligence learning styles in your classroom. The following are used in a comic strip activity:
- Linguistic Multiple Intelligence Learning Style
- Spatial Multiple Intelligence Learning Style
- Interpersonal Multiple Intelligence Learning Style
- Intrapersonal Multple Intelligence Learning Style
Comic strips obviously have drawings on them. Any time art is used it triggers the use of the spatial multiple intelligence learning style. Comics are visuals and help the student that has the spatial multiple intelligence learning style represent the content that needs to be used and ultimately learned.
Comic strips also use the linguistic multiple intelligence learning style because they, most the time, have short conversations that have some sort of witty end to them that makes the reader chuckle. Playing with words in that manner challenges and interests the student with the linguistic multiple intelligence learning style.
The creation of a comic strip can be done individually (intrapersonal multiple intelligence learning style) or with a partner (interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style). I try to give students the choice of how to work the day before so that I can then decide with whom they will work if they choose to work with a partner. When selecting the partners I do two things:
- Separate the students based on who has a strong linguistic multiple intelligence learning style and who has a strong spatial multiple intelligence learning style.
- Decide who will work well together
Teachers can easily differentiate instruction by offering students other activities using the same content but different multiple intelligence learning styles. Using activity templates can be a fast way of planning a differentiated instruction work session.
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