All children thrive when they acknowledge their special differences rather than hiding them. Teacher reads aloud Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee to set the stage for identifying and owning students' strengths. This lesson was originally designed for a gifted resource class as a way to encourage them to explore both their strengths and relative weaknesses among Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. The lesson verbiage has been adapted to apply to all students.
Culminating options include a visual that can be used as writing prompt or research project and an interactive recording device to encourage exploration. Includes postable display of each multiple intelligence with student friendly reference information.