Part 2 of the Multiple Intelligences lesson is here! See Part 1 here.
A note about the survey: I needed something that was black and white, super simple and fast to administer, and appropriate for below-grade level 4th graders. Nothing I found was perfect, so I used http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiple-Intelligences-Inventory-for-Kids-314679 and http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiple-Intelligences-Survey-Unit-322865 to create my own. Link at the bottom if you want to download/edit.
-Hand out the processing/scoring worksheet, show students the scoring key, and ask them to fill it out.
It took a lot of creativity (from myself included) to think of careers that used some of these combinations, but that made it all the more interesting.
This lesson was so much FUN! It was a lot different from the usual skills I teach my students and I really enjoyed getting to see them make connections to themselves and to the “real world”. Some sticky points:
*Self Smart is really hard to understand – even for adults
*Some students were upset when they didn’t score as “Body Smart”. I had to do lots of explaining about how just because we love doing something and think we’re good at it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s our “top” smart.
*I had originally planned on having the kiddos all sign their name on a poster representing their top smart. Unfortunately, we ran out of time. This could have been a neat way of them gaining even more ownership of their “smart”.
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