Research shows that people learn in different ways. While each of us uses all of our senses to gather information, some people use one sense more than others while learning. Students can be better learners when they understand their preference for visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), or tactile (touching) learning. Often, students find that they have more than one preference when it comes to learning.
Understanding your learning style and utilizing your strengths when studying and doing schoolwork will help you achieve success.
Included in this 7 page packet are the following:
Page 1-Learning Style Survey. Unlike traditional surveys this one includes 20 sentences for students to chose from that describe him/her as a learner.
Page 2-"My Learning Style" student worksheet. Students will glue the applicable sentences onto this page and design the character to represent themselves. The finished product makes a great hallway or classroom display.
Page 3-This page includes the same 20 sentences from the survey in a larger format for the teacher to display on the board during the whole class lesson. Students will be able to help sort the sentences by modality, as they are labeled "auditory, visual, tactile". I recommend glueing these on index cards and using magnetic tape as backing for easy display. The sorting also allows the teacher and student to identify which modality came up the most on their "My Learning Style" paper.
Page 4-Cards continued.
Page 5-Cards continued.
Page 6-Parent letter home. The teacher will communicate to the parents their child's learning style, along with a list of common characteristics and study tips.
Page 7-Heading cards to be used when sorting the 20 large format sentences on the board.