Howard Gardner developed the theory of multiple intelligences to categorize types of students. Some students exhibit several of the intelligences, while others may reflect only one. The intent of understanding Gardener’s theory is to engage and motivate all students by developing instruction through varying activities.
For this assignment, complete the “Planning Instruction for Diverse Students” template based on the following scenario:
Ms. Allen, a sixth grade teacher, is about to teach a lesson on plot development and resolution. She knows she has a wide variety of students in her class with specific strengths, and wants to draw upon them to maximize student attention and learning. Ms. Allen knows using an anticipatory set will activate prior learning, as well as engage and motivate the students initially, but she also knows varying her instruction to serve her students’ needs is imperative.
Review the lesson plan included on the “Planning Instruction for Diverse Students” template.
Determine how Ms. Allen can develop specific learning opportunities based on Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.
For each of the intelligences listed, design a developmentally appropriate lesson activity Ms. Allen could incorporate to increase student engagement and learning. Each explanation should be 50-100 words and based on Gardner’s theory.
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented, using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.