These activities are perfect for Back to School.They are easy and important components for understanding each child's learning strengths.
**** This product contains both my Multiple Intelligences Survey Scavenger Hunt and my Multiple Intelligences Surveys Four Corner Value Lines products, which are sold separately. ****
Multiple Intelligences Scavenger Hunt
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
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.
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.
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.
Using the Four Corners*/Value Lines Surveys
32 questions in a Four Corners format
1 Teacher Four Corners format
1 Four Corners Data Collection Sheet
32 questions in a Value Lines format
1 Teacher Value Lines format
1 Value Lines Data Collection Sheet
5 Four Corners posters
2 Value Line Posters
Each survey could be completed independently by the students. For younger students you may want to limit the questions by doing the survey over two or more days and/or reading the statements aloud and giving more explanation as needed. The two surveys have almost identical questions. The fonts are smaller on the Value Lines activity for older students. Either survey could be done using the posters for the Four Corners or the Value Lines activity.
The Four Corners survey could also be used as a brain break in the classroom. I have included posters to be placed in the corners of the room. Students would go to the appropriate corner to indicate their affinity towards the statement when it is read aloud. You may want students to independently mark their choice on a printed survey before standing. This way students will be less likely to be influenced by the choices of others. Since the survey sheets follow the same order, you could do the top question from each of the four sheets on one day and get a visual of your students’ strength in logical mathematical intelligence, then do the second question on each sheet on another day to learn about their visual spatial strengths.
The Value Lines survey could also be used as a brain break in the classroom. I have included posters to be placed on opposite sides of the room. Students would stand at a spot on the floor to indicate their affinity towards the statement when it is read aloud. You may want students to independently mark their choice on a printed survey before standing. This way students will be less likely to be influenced by the choices of others. After the students have completed their Value Lines, you could fold the line and have the students talk for a few minutes about the statement. When you fold the line the student with the strong and the student with the weakest interest will be together, those in the middle will be mostly in agreement. You could also split the line and move one half to join the other. This arrangement will allow each of the students to speak with someone with a different perspective.
A scoring sheet is included to help you track each student’s strengths and weaknesses. . 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.
* Four Corners is an excellent formative assessment that can be quickly used anytime throughout the school day to determine how the students are feeling about their learning. I have purposefully used colors from red (stopped) to green (going strong). The small poster could also be used on students’ desks for them to indicate how they are doing.
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Multiple Intelligences Scavenger Hunt
Multiple Intelligences Surveys, Four Corners, Value Lines