Multiple Intelligences

8 Kinds of Smart


1. Linguistics - Word Smart

Materials

Activities

Computers

Story contests

Internet (Email)

Poetry Contests

World Wide Web

Dramas, story theatre

Smithsonian Books

Improvisational theatre

National Geographic Magazines

Buddy Reading

International Penpals

Silent Reading

Construction paper

Story Boarding

Laminator

Cartooning

Book binder

Comic Strips

Large children's library

Pipe Cleaner letters

Wide variety of board games

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

Character letters

T.V. Scripts

Cue Cards

Dialogue Journals

Poetry Center

Illustrations

Short Story Center

Book Making

Non Fiction Writing Center

Collages

Rice, Sand, Shaving Cream,
Fingerpaints

Current Events

Easels, Cookie Cutter

Class Newspapers

Pie pans, scissors, glue

School Newspapers

Chalkboard, Dry erase board

 

Pipe Cleaners, pencils, pens

 

Maps, globes, markers

 

Overhead projectors for students

 

Paper, erasers

 

Weekly Reader and other magazines

 

Great Books/Junior Great Books

 

Audio Tapes with Books

 

Hooked On Phonics

 


2. Visual/Spatial

Materials

Activities

Crayons

Acting/Drama

Drama Stage

Art Projects

Markers

Coloring

Colored Pencils

Collections

VCR and Monitor

Mime

Clay

Science Experiments

Camcorder

Physical Education

Legos/blocks

Tracing and drawing

Clocks

Making movies

Maps

Dance

Sand/paint

Watching movies

Chalk/puzzles/doll houses

Musicals

Plaster of Paris/molds

Balloon artists

Flashcards

Building models

Onion skin paper

Field trips

Play Clothes

Constructing projects

Puppets/Puppet building materials

Guest speakers

Scissors/Board games

Making dioramas

Paste/class pets

Relief maps

Manipulatives

Working on computers

Learning Centers

Sand Play

Televisions/Cable

Picture books

Overhead projectors

Story Time

Tinker toys

Playing Board Games

Books

 

Erector sets

 

Glitters/paints/brushes

 

Science Kits

 

Graphs

 

Seeds/plants

 

Posters/globes

 

Popsicle sticks

 

Bulletin Boards

 

Calendars

 

Colorful rugs

 

Computers

 

Murals

 

 

 


3. Musical

Materials

Activities

Sand blocks

Exploring Sounds

Cymbals

Background Music

Pianos/Keyboards

During Drill & Practice

Auto Harps

Music through Time Periods

Moraccas

Music and Different Cultures

Triangles

Vocabulary Raps

Tambourines

Dancing/Rhythm

Tuning Forks/Recorders

Aerobics

Drums/Xylophones/Tape Recorders

Writing Lyrics

Overhead Projectors

Mathematical Raps

Headphones

Write and perform music

Record players

Explore vibrations

Laser Disc Players

Parades

CD Rom players

Bands/Chorus/Handbell Choirs

Computers-Hypercard, slide shows

Madrigal Dinner

Stereo equipment

Go to the Symphony, musicals, plays

Music Books

Make video tapes of sound effects

Tape/CD Rom Library

Build a Foley Stage

Chimes/Bells

Cartoon set to music

Encyclopedias on Composers

Go to MGM studio

Microphones/Amplifiers

Guest Speakers-singers, composers

Classical Music in the Background

Bring in guest musicians

Sound Effects Equipment-Foley Stage

Class Choruses

Cans, Shakers, hollow coconut

 

Video Cameras

 

Tripods/Lights

 


4. Body-Kinesthetic -High Energy

Materials

Activities

Audio Cassette Tapes

Exercises in Seats

Musical Albums

Hard Hat Worker-Wears the hat and helps the teacher

Large playgrounds-fields

Dramatize Stories

Manipulatives-Mathematics

Interactive Spelling

Manipulatives-Grammar

Story retelling - videotaped

Science Lab Equipment

Videotape commercials

Puppet Stage

Photographic safaris around school

Drama Area

Scavenger Hunts

Props

Trampoline Jumping

Dyna Boards

Marching with instruments

Chalkboards. White Boards

Build graphs with large blocks

Trampoline

Races

Drums/Whistles

Field Days

Costumes

Treasure Hunts-Bug Hunts

Learning Centers

Nature object lessons

Play Centers

Teaching outdoors

Stopwatches

Caring for pets

Large Relief Maps

Gardening

Classroom Pets

Building interactive playgrounds

Clay

Build math playground

Terrariums, Aquariums

Build outdoor art centers

Rocking Chairs

 

Nerf Equipment

 

Gymnastic Equipment

 

Bean Bags

 


5. Math Logic Problem-Solving

Materials

Activities

Manipulatives

Cross-age tutoring

Counters

Math Mall - Build team stores

Abacus

Measure parts of the body

Lego Blocks

Measure parts of the room

Calculators

Cut out geometric shapes

Geo boards

Use string to lay out dinosaur shapes

String Art

Use maps for directions

Cuisenaire Rods

Set up compass courses

Blocks

Set up treasure maps using measurement

Tangrams

Build compasses

Computers

Graphing activities

Metric and English rulers

Build clocks

Graph paper

Math Olympics Day

Puzzles, play money

Timed relay races

Flashcards, workbooks

Kitchen Math - Learn fractions by cutting vegetables

Rubberbands, Dice

Garage Math - Learn measurement by working around the house

Playing cards

Brain teasers

Links, Maps, Construction paper

Sorting/Classifying manipulatives

Scissors

Building models

Marbles, beans

 

Base Ten Blocks

 

Geometric shapes

 

Straws, compasses

 

Protractors

 

Stopwatches, clocks

 

Pattern Blocks

 

T square

 

 

 


6. Interpersonal-People Smart

Materials

Activities

Board Games

Jeopardy

Team Games

Scavenger Hunt Teams

Art Supplies, construction paper

Classroom government

Internet software

Simulations

Sports equipment

Group Projects

Musical instruments

Peer Tutoring

Play scripts

Cross-Age Tutoring

Puppet scripts

Readers Theatre

Puppet stage

Puppet Shows

Big books

Dramas

Puppets

Musicals

Science Lab materials

Sports

Video recorders

Create original group stories

Kitchen supplies

Use the internet

Seeds, gardening tools

Connect with world wide web

Stamps, legos

Debate teams

Computers

Make a movie

Video equipment

Build a city

TV studio

Cook a Meal together

Recording studio

Pen pals

 

Video letters to other countries

 

Plant a class garden

 

Make a class book


 

 

7. Intrapersonal-Self Smart

Materials

Activities

Computers

E mail accounts

CD Rom Research Tools

Pen pals

Modem

Research teams

Computer programs

Drop Everything and Read

Audio Equipment

Dialogue Journals

Study Booths

Design own models

Lockers

Design own cities of the future

VCR Cameras

Make personal books

Book shelves

Decorate study booths

Reading Centers

Individualized Instruction

Puzzles

Cross-age tutoring with younger children

Odyssey of the Mind Materials

Listening Centers

Video games

Multi-media projects

Painting and Drawing supplies

Tape recorders for listening and recording

Laser Disk Equipment

Hyper-studio projects

Satellite hookups

Educational TV

Microscopes

Movies, filmstrips

Telescopes

Reading activities

Televisions

Individual musical activities

Reading Materials and References

 

Large Classroom libraries

 

School post office

 

 

 


8. Naturalistic

Materials

Activities

VCR

Book reading under a tree

Television

Creative cloud watching

Terrarium

Leaf collecting

Ant Farm

Building habitats

Magnifying glasses

Identifying insects

Butterfly Net

Identifying plants

Microscope

Dissection

Grow lamps

Create your own animal

Insect collections

Nature walk

Animals

Build a garden

Gardening tools

Listen to the rain

Meteorological equipment

Tree rubbings

Telescope

Spider web art

Seeds

Bird watching

Soil

Rock collection

Bird feeders

Trip to the zoo

Snake tank

Camping trip with parents

Bird guides

Pond ecology

Binoculars