Grade 3 Learning Styles


Grade 3 students spent some time this past week learning about the Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles.

Students took a Multiple Intelligence Test to find out their own learning preferences. Below are the Grade 3 collective classroom results:

Grade 3McA – Entire Class Learning Styles Results

Grade 3H – Entire Class Learning Styles Results

Grade 3N – Entire Class Learning Styles Results

Grade 3McK – Entire Class Learning Styles Results

Grade 3L – Entire Class Learning Styles Results

Multiple Intelligence Theory, developed by educational psychologist, Dr. Howard Gardner, recognizes that intelligence can come in many forms. Below is information about the eight kinds of intelligence:

Linguistic Intelligence – sensitivity to the meaning of words, grammar rules and the function of language as in writing an essay

“Word Smart” kids may enjoy:
• Writing letters, poems, stories, descriptions
• Leading an oral discussion or debate
• Creating audio tapes
• Giving an oral presentation
• Writing or giving a news report
• Developing questions for, and conducting an interview
• Presenting a radio drama
• Writing their own story problems
• Keeping a journal or diary
• Creating a word game to go along with your present topic
• Doing Storytelling or writing all types of Humor/Jokes

Musical Intelligence – ability to hear tones, rhythms and musical patterns, pitch and timbre, as in composing a symphony

“Music Smart” kids may enjoy:
• Writing or singing a curriculum song in the content area
• Developing and/or using rhythmic patterns as learning aids
• Composing a melody
• Changing the words to a song
• Finding song titles that help explain content
• Creating a musical game or collage
• Identifying music that helps students study
• Creating, designing, and building a musical instrument
• Incorporating environmental sounds into a project or presentation
• Using percussion vibrations

Logical/Mathematical Intelligence – ability to see relationships between objects and solve problems

“Math Smart” kids, may enjoy:
• Listing or organizing facts
• Using deductive reasoning skills
• Using abstract symbols and formulas
• Solving logic and/or story problems
• Doing brainteasers
• Using graphic organizers
• Working with number sequences
• Computing or Calculating
• Deciphering codes
• Creating or finding patterns
• Hypothesizing/Conducting an experiment

Visual / Spatial Intelligence — ability to perceive and mimic objects in different forms or contexts, as in miming or impressionist painting;

“Art Smart” kids may enjoy:
• Creating charts, posters, graphs, or diagrams
• Creating a web page or PowerPoint project
• Making a videotape or film
• Creating pie charts, bar graphs, etc.
• Making a photo album
• Creating a collage
• Making a mobile or sculpture
• Designing a mindmap
• Making a map
• Using color and shape
• Understanding Color Schemes
• Pretending to be someone else, or something else

Kinesthetic Intelligence – using the body, perceptual and motor systems in the brain to solve a problem, as in catching a ball;

“Body Smart” kids may enjoy:
• Creating a dance or movement sequence
• Role Playing
• Using physical gestures to communicate an idea
• Performing a skit or play
• Making manipulatives
• Building a model
• Making a board or floor game
• Putting together a puzzle
• Creating and/or participating in a scavenger hunt
• Performing a pantomime
• Demonstrating sports games

Intrapersonal Intelligence – ability to understand and define inner feelings, as in poetry and therapy

“Self Smart” kids may enjoy:
• Keeping a journal or diary
• Setting short/long-term goals
• Learning why and how the content under study is important in real life
• Describing his/her feelings about a subject
• Evaluating his/her own work
• Describing his/her personal strengths
• Carrying out an independent project
• Writing or drawing a personal history of his/her work
• Creating his/her own schedule and environment for completing class work
• Having silent reflection time
• Being allowed to emotionally process information
• Using Focusing and/or Concentration skills
• Using higher-order reasoning skills
• “Centering” practices
• Thinking strategies

Interpersonal intelligence – sensitivity to the actions, moods and feelings of others

“People Smart” kids may enjoy:
• Giving feedback to the teacher or to classmates
• Empathy practices
• Person-to-person communication
• Cooperative learning strategies
• Collaborative skills
• Receiving feedback
• Teaching someone else something new
• Learning from someone outside of school
• Other points of view
• Creating group rules
• Conducting an interview

Naturalist Intelligence – nurturing and caring for the environment and nature

“Nature Smart” kids may enjoy:
• Categorizing species of plants and animals
• Developing an outdoor classroom
• Collecting objects from nature
• Making celestial observations
• Using scientific equipment for observing nature
• Initiating projects on the Food chain, Water Cycle, or environmental issues
• Predicting problems in nature related to human habitation
• Joining an environmental/wildlife protection group
• Finding/Reporting/Researching local/global environmental concerns
• Building and labeling collections of natural objects from a variety of sources

Adapted from the following websites: can