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This activity is perfect for Back to School. It is an easy and important component for understanding each child.
Multiple Intelligences Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is meant to help you as an educator gain an understanding into the ways each of your children learns the best.
My strongest intelligences; verbal linguistic, logical mathematical, and intrapersonal, are the ones I am most likely to use in my teaching. It is important for me to add elements of the others. I actively search for ways to incorporate art, music, and nature. I have become proficient at cooperative learning strategies. And finally, I use brain breaks and have begun making scavenger hunts, scoot games, and “Share, Share, Switch” activities to get my class up and moving while learning. I feel it is important that we never focus on one strength for a child, but instead look at a profile of strengths and weaknesses. As teachers, we need to teach to their strengths and also attempt to strengthen their weaknesses.
Here is a survey for you to use to find your own profile: http://www.literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html
1. Print the sentence cards on card stock or brightly-colored paper and cut them apart along the dotted lines.
2. Make copies of the Multiple Intelligences Scavenger Hunt questions worksheet (2-sided). Each student needs a copy.
3. Place Multiple Intelligences Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard, or wherever you like.
4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate. This activity is perfect for Back to School. It is an easy and important component for understanding each child.
The multiple intelligences developed by Howard Gardner in 1983 include:
This product includes:
24 cards – 3 for each intelligence
A “Which Ways Are You Smart” Poster for talking with the kids about Multiple Intelligences
Answer sheets (2 pages to be printed back to back) for the students
Teacher Scoring sheets to use when scoring each child’s choices
Class recording sheet to view strengths and weaknesses quickly
With the Scavenger Hunt game I have the students complete it as part of a rotation during reading or other groups. I only have 4 or 5 students walking around with clipboards to locate the sentence cards and record their answers. Students needing extra support can be paired with a partner for this activity. I have also done similar activities with the whole class or as a filler for early finishers, especially if you made the cards a little bit tricky to find. My students enjoy this activity.
**** A small cover is included to help you keep your sets organized.
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