Lesson Plan for Learning Styles SUMMARY Students use a survey to identify their primary learning style and determine study habits that will help them to be academically successful based on their survey results. OBJECTIVES Students will . . . • Discuss what a learning style is and how they’re used in the classroom • Complete a learning styles inventory • Identify their own primary learning style • Identify appropriate study habits based on their primary learning style • Explain how they’re going to communicate their needs to the adults in their life ASSESSMENT Students will be graded on four aspects of the learning styles inventory and reflection. There is a rubric on the second page of the worksheet. 1. Completeness 2. Data accuracy 3. Writing of the reflection and evaluation of his or her learning styles 4. Mechanics: capitalization, grammar, punctuation, and spelling PREPARATION Photocopy “Learning Styles Inventory” (two pages) worksheet for each student Photocopy “More About Learning Styles” (one page) worksheet for each student MATERIALS Learning Styles Inventory worksheet (two pages) (included below) More About Learning Styles worksheet (one page) (included separately) TIME REQUIRED Two 45-minute class periods GROUP SIZE Class, group, individual STEPS Day 1 1. Discuss and define general learning style characteristics. Discuss how students do homework and the environment in which they work best when completing homework. Ask students to respond to the following two scenarios and choose which best describes their style. a. You lie on the floor, with the radio on, munching a snack while you finish your homework assignment. b. You sit at a desk, in a quiet room to finish your homework assignment. 2. Brainstorm other learning styles. You may include discussions about classroom environments and how they relate to learning. Discussion of negative learning environments may lead to a better understanding of students’ preferred learning style. 3. Discuss the three learning styles, using the worksheet information. Explain to students that there are different working environments in the classroom; for example, some people prefer to work where there is lots of visual stimulus and activity, others
prefer a “hands on” approach. Some prefer written instructions, some like graphic images, others like to listen. Have students then go back to the original two scenarios and explain which learning style(s) they represent.
- Fall '16
- Mrs, Judith Ambalong
- partner, Kinesthetic learning, Two 45-minute, [email protected]