My students seemed to enjoy the story “The White Seal” even more than any other chapters of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The inspiring story of Kotick, the white seal who searches tirelessly for a place away from the dangers of man, features beautiful sea-inspired imagery and figurative language. For my seventh graders, we timed this story for mid-December so that we could assign these multiple intelligence activities for the last week before winter break when students benefit from a fun activity while still working on literacy skills. These eleven useful group/ individual activities, based on Howard Gardner’s intelligence theories, challenge students to go back to the text and think critically, plus they are fun to present to the rest of the class.
Kipling's "The White Seal" Multiple Intelligence Activities
by L Dawn Anderson
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