ERIC Number: ED406665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Using Multiple Intelligences in Middle School Reading. Fastback 411.
Melton, Louisa; Pickett, Winston
This fastback notes that finding solutions to problems of illiteracy and other learning difficulties means, for some middle-school teachers, adopting a multiple intelligences approach to instruction. After an introduction, the first section of the fastback discusses brain-based theories of learning, thinking styles, and learning and reading styles. The second section presents the principles of multiple intelligences theory. The third section discusses multiple intelligences and middle school reading strategies, such as combating reading complacency, using narrative texts in transitional reading, and engaging students' interests through reading in the content areas. The fastback concludes that the successful middle school reading program will offer a multiple intelligences curriculum so that all students are taught through their preferred learning style to become lifelong readers and learners. Contains 23 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Theories, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Strategies, Thinking Skills
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25 plus processing fee).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.