ERIC Number: ED428335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Improving K-8 Reading Using Multiple Intelligences. Fastback 448.
Melton, Louisa; Pickett, Winston; Sherer, Gail
This booklet examines the learning process in reading, not with an eye to simple solutions, but with concern about problems and potential remedies. Within this framework, it discusses research on the brain and learning processes and suggests some ways to improve instruction for all children in grades K-8. After an introduction, sections of the booklet address background factors (language development and early reading, and cognitive ability and learning styles); multiple intelligences (MI) in teaching and learning; and connecting MI theory to reading instruction. The booklet concludes that the metacognitive aspects of MI make it all the more valuable as a teaching and learning theory with broad application in every area, not the least of which is learning to read. Contains 28 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Brain, Early Reading, Elementary Education, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Metacognition, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.