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200+ Active Learning Strategies and Projects for Engaging Students’ Multiple Intelligences

Second Edition


November 2008 | 368 pages | Corwin
'I loved the book! Well-written, well-focused, well-thought out. The best part is the reproducibles, which are a wonderful follow-up for using the strategies in your classroom' —Pam Jackson, Alternative Seventh-Grade Teacher

Elkhorn Middle School, Frankfort, KY

'The many lessons and ideas are a treasure trove for teachers. I am keeping the book on my desk for ideas throughout the school year' —Julie Steimel, Teacher

Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD

Teach to students' strengths with new and enhanced activities that engage their multiple intelligences!

Tired of repetitious lessons that ignore the power of student curiosity? Need an easy-to-use guide full of high-impact strategies designed to engage students' minds?

This updated edition of Active Learning Handbook for the Multiple Intelligences Classroom presents more than 200 research-based, easy-to-implement activities and brain-compatible projects for increasing students' motivation and on-task learning in K–12 classrooms. Using Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences as a framework, the author provides engaging lessons that target a single intelligence while still developing other cognitive domains. Organized and cross-referenced for easy and immediate use in multiple subject areas, this resource allows teachers to access:

Step-by-step directions for each activity, with an identified purpose, a targeted multiple intelligence, appropriate grade ranges, and materials needed

Checklists of important procedures and tips to help teachers modify or design tactics to meet students' varied needs

Reproducibles to reinforce student understanding

Research illustrating what works for promoting student achievement

Cooperative learning strategies for building a community of learners

200+ Active Learning Strategies and Projects for Engaging Students' Multiple Intelligences, Second Edition helps teachers transform students from passive acquirers of information into active producers of knowledge.

 
Part I. Preface to the Second Edition
 
Part II. Acknowledgments
 
Part III. About the Author
 
Part IV. Introduction
 
1. Part I: Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence
1. The Vocabulary Bank

 
2. What’s It All About?

 
3. Issue Editorial

 
4. The Big Picture: A Textbook Walk-Through

 
5. Bag of Knowledge

 
6. Question Web

 
7. Explain Why

 
8. What It Looks Like

 
9. Lead-In Statements

 
10. Carousel

 
11. Letter to the Editor

 
12. Pointed Paragraphs

 
13. Democratic Dots

 
14. Goldfish Bowl

 
15. Rank Order Ladder

 
16. Exemplary Examples

 
17. Three-Legged Stool

 
18. Concept Connections

 
19. Newspaper Graphic

 
20. Story Tree

 
21. Class Magazine: A Project

 
22. Interviewing

 
23. TV News Flash

 
24. Round-Robin Response in Turn

 
25. Solve a Story Problem

 
 
2. Part II: Logical/Mathematical Intelligence
26. Way to Go! A Rubric

 
27. People Search

 
28. Math Jigsaw

 
29. Sequence Chart

 
30. Paired-Partner Problem Solving

 
31. Pizza Pizza

 
32. Understanding Circles

 
33. Number Survey

 
34. Scale It

 
35. Pie Chart

 
36. Recipe Magic

 
37. Collect, Count, and Classify

 
38. Patterns

 
39. Stock Exchange

 
40. Measure My Garden

 
41. Problem-Solving Strategy Wheel

 
42. Treasure Map

 
43. Check for Understanding: A Tool for Differentiating Instruction

 
44. The Fishbone Chart

 
45. Go Figure

 
46. Math Career Collage

 
47. Logic Organizers

 
48. The Magic Mediator

 
49. Getting the Big Idea

 
50. Hypothesis Test

 
51. Gallery Walk

 
 
3. Part III: Visual/Spatial Intelligence
52. Hourglass Graphic

 
53. Concept Connections

 
54. KWL: A Prior Knowledge Check

 
55. Web Check

 
56. Learning Links

 
57. Create an Ad

 
58. We-Know Parachute

 
59. Mindful Mobile

 
60. Topical Museum

 
61. Make a Poster

 
62. Make a Graph

 
63. Nonsensical Creations Outside the Box

 
64. Design a Machine

 
65. Picture Vocabulary

 
66. Working With Venn Diagrams

 
67. Map Making

 
68. Create a Collage

 
69. Model Building

 
70. PowerPoint Reports

 
71. Storyboard Concepts

 
72. Snapshot Sequence Chart

 
73. Cartoon Stories

 
74. Symbolic Sense

 
75. Write a Card

 
76. Visual Journals

 
 
4. Part IV: Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
77. Healthy Helpers

 
78. Pantomime Pals

 
79. Stretch Goal

 
80. Take a Hike

 
81. Warm Up, Cool Down

 
82. Silly Walk

 
83. Shadow Play

 
84. Posture Popcorn Party

 
85. Monthly Dancercise

 
86. Build a Tower

 
87. Pattern Dances

 
88. Playground Races

 
89. Who Is in My Zoo?

 
90. Juggle Challenge

 
91. Team Cheers

 
92. Interpretive Role-Play

 
93. Human Graph

 
94. Class Reunion Name Tags

 
95. Silent Hurrahs

 
96. Four Corners

 
97. Concept Treasure Hunt

 
98. Team Play

 
99. Teamwork Collage

 
100. Pass the Baton

 
101. Vocabulary Basketball

 
 
5. Part V. Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence
102. Recall Rap

 
103. Assessment Rap

 
104. Sing a Song to Remember

 
105. Music Connector

 
106. Play It

 
107. Instrument Inventor

 
108. Rhythms to Recall

 
109. Listening Time

 
110. Concert Trip

 
111. Musical Styles

 
112. Musical Volunteers

 
113. Magic in Music

 
114. Group Song

 
115. Group Cheer

 
116. Song of the Week

 
117. Musical Review

 
118. Rap It Up: A Summarizing Task

 
119. Sounds of Culture

 
120. Rhyme Words

 
121. Name Poem

 
122. Haiku

 
123. Sonnets

 
124. Rhyme Stories

 
125. Humdinger

 
126. The Sounds in Words

 
 
6. Part VI: Interpersonal Intelligence
127. Our Common Goal

 
128. Forming Cooperative Groups

 
129. Group Goal

 
130. Team Banner Ad

 
131. Group Logo

 
132. Group Cheers and Songs

 
133. Group Ad

 
134. Three Questions Plus One

 
135. Jigsaw

 
136. Expert Jigsaw

 
137. Coach a Partner

 
138. Cooperative Guidelines

 
139. Social Skill T-Chart

 
140. Cooperative Roles

 
141. Base Groups

 
142. Internet Friends

 
143. Three-to-One Synthesis

 
144. Internet Investigations

 
145. Forming Mixed-Ability Groups

 
146. Group Motto

 
147. 2-4-8 Classroom Learning Community

 
148. Pair-Shares

 
149. High Jump

 
150. Group-Assessment Cards

 
151. Getting It Straight

 
 
7. Part VII: Intrapersonal Intelligence
152. Quiet Time

 
153. Daily Journal Lead-In Statements

 
154. Target

 
155. One-Minute Mirror

 
156. Self-Progress Chart

 
157. Strong Summary Statement

 
158. Plus/Minus/Interesting (PMI) Assessment

 
159. My Goals

 
160. Self-Talk

 
161. Self-Review

 
162. My Problem

 
163. It’s My Call

 
164. Standards of Excellence

 
165. Portfolio

 
166. Life Timeline

 
167. People Influences

 
168. Career Ladder

 
169. Seasonal Letter

 
170. Goal Chart

 
171. Plus or Minus

 
172. Autobiography

 
173. Decision Letter

 
174. School Support Letter

 
175. Internet Hobby Search

 
176. Mrs. Potter’s Questions

 
 
8. Part VIII: Naturalist Intelligence
177. Green Garden Classroom: A Project

 
178. Observation Sketches

 
179. Classification Matrix

 
180. Plant Observation Project

 
181. What Is the Problem?

 
182. Science Interview

 
183. Aha! Log

 
184. Comparing Phenomena

 
185. Science News

 
186. Prediction Check

 
187. Internship in Science

 
188. Nature Directions

 
189. Cause and Effect

 
190. Science Exhibition

 
191. Science Yearbook

 
192. Bubble Talk

 
193. Discovery Game

 
194. Futuristic Science Fair

 
195. Nature Rubbings

 
196. Window to the World: A Mural

 
197. Scientific Scenario

 
198. Visual Record

 
199. Just Collect It

 
200. Agree/Disagree Issues

 
201. The Issue Investigator

 
 
Part V. Resource A: Designing Active Learning Lessons and Projects
 
Part VI. Resource B: Blacklines
 
Part VII. Resource C: Glossary
 
Part VIII. Bibliography
 
Part IX. Index

"The many lessons and ideas are a treasure trove for teachers. I am keeping the book on my desk for ideas throughout the school year."

Julie Steimel, Teacher
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD

"Each activity lists the purpose, materials needed, what to do, and variations. This is great!"

Ken Garwick, Retired Elementary School Teacher
Manhattan, KS

"I loved the book! Well-written, well-focused, well-thought out. The best part is the reproducibles, which are a wonderful follow-up for using the strategies in your classroom."

Pam Jackson, Alternative Seventh-Grade Teacher
Elkhorn Middle School, Frankfort, KY

"I will definitely use this book. I like how there is an activity on each page. The kids will have fun and enjoy them."

Debbie Christian, Third-Grade Teacher
Anderson Elementary School, Reno, NV

"With its easy-to-use format, this book is a valuable resource for planning lessons. The activities address the needs of different learners and are simple to integrate into the standards-based curriculum. I have found the activities particularly helpful in transforming passive learners into more active learners."

Elizabeth Price, Resource Specialist Teacher
Lucia Mar School District, CA

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