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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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