Multiple intelligence learning styles work together during activities. When students create an obituary they use the following:
- Linguistic multiple intelligence learning style
- Intrapersonal multiple intelligence learning style
- Interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style
- Spatial multiple intelligence learning style
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.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many activity templates like the obituary activity above based on the multiple intelligence learning styles and they also include rubrics. Check it out! You can also get advice from Kasha Mastrodomenico by connecting with her on Linkedin.com.