Friday, March 11, 2016

Multiple Intelligence: Upper Elementary School Edition

Topic: Multiple Intelligences
Grade Level: 4th grade
  • MI worksheet, graph, and review (see attached)
  • MI Prezi
  • Markers
  • Classical/ quiet music

The multiple intelligence guidance lesson intends to teach students what multiple intelligence (MI) are, which MI is their strongest/most prevalent, what learning strategies best assist them, and the similarities and differences between peer MI.  Students will understand how they learn best and can use this knowledge in their current and future classes.  The pretest will include the students defining and clarifying the phrase multiple intelligence.  The post-test will assess how well the students can apply this lesson to their learning style.  This guidance lesson will include a pretest, post-test, multiple intelligence quiz, analysis graph, Prezi presentation and a personalized multiple intelligence worksheet. 
Applicable standards:
Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  1. Pretest: Discuss the terms “multiple intelligence” and “learning style” with the students – write answers on the board.
  2. Define each of the terms for the students.
  3. Present MI quiz, guidelines, and expectations.

Learning activities:
  1. Students will complete a MI quiz, rating their most prevalent MI.  During this point, counselors will play quiet classical music to help students focus on their own work.  After the students finish their quiz, we will pass out colored markers.  The students will color in their graphs, displaying which MI are the most prevalent.
  2. Students will share their graphs with peers and point out which MI is the most prevalent.
  3. Counselors will present a short Prezi teaching the differences in the eight MI, giving examples of how each MI learns best, and occupations relating to each MI. 
This activity will help the students find their most prevalent MI and identify strategies that will help them learn in the classroom setting.  The activity will maintain student engagement by students completing their quiz and graph, presenting their outcomes to their peers, and then filling out a final worksheet following the presentation.
Assessment/ Evaluation:
  1. After the presentation, students will fill out a personal MI review worksheet that they can take home to share with family and friends (post-test).
  2. Restate objectives to the class: Discuss why MI is important to understand, how it relates to learning styles, and demonstrate differences and similarities between peers.
  3. The personal worksheet will give us an idea of how well the students understand and are applying the concepts discussed during the guidance lesson.

Encourage students to share their MI worksheet and practice the different learning strategies they came up with in their classes and at home. 

Please see attachment pictures for examples: 

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