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

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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