Learning Styles

Freshman English Unit 2: Listening & Communication Mr. Hill

Activity #1
 You will be shown a screen with many different numbers in many different colors.  You will have 30 seconds to look at the screen.  When the time is up, you will be asked a few questions about what you saw.

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14 67 0 72 61 00 : 42 :23 11 27 50 81 16 .

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14 67 0 72 61 00 : 42 :16 11 27 50 81 16 .

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14 67 0 72 61 00 : 42 :11 11 27 50 81 16 .

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14 67 0 72 61 00 : 42 :08 11 27 50 81 16 .

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14 67 0 72 61 00 : 42 :06 11 27 50 81 16 .

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14 67 0 72 61 00 : 42 :01 11 27 50 81 16 .

14 67 0 72 61 00 : 42 :00 11 27 50 81 16 .

TIME’S UP .

Questions about the slide:  Question 1:  What number is in the top right corner? .

Questions about the slide:  Question 2:  What number is in the lower left corner? .

Questions about the slide:  Question 3:  What number is in the left center? .

Questions about the slide:  Question 4:  What number is in the bottom right corner? .

what was the only white number? .Questions about the slide:  Question 5:  Besides the timer.

Questions about the slide:  Question 6:  What was the highest number on the screen? .

Questions about the slide:  Question 7:  What the largest sized number that was shown in orange? .

Questions about the slide:  Question 8:  What were the two numbers that was shown in yellow? .

Questions about the slide:  Question 9:  What number was in the top center of the screen? .

Questions about the slide:  Question 10:  What was the only number shown in black? .

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 Look at the following scale and see where your visual skills rank: .What does it all mean?  Your tendency toward being a visual learner can be VERY LOOSELY based upon the answers to your questions.

What does it all mean?      10 right 8-9 right 6-7 right 4-5 right 2-3 right High Visual Learner Above Average Average Visual Skill Just Below Average Not exactly a photographic memory WERE YOU AWAKE?  0-1 right .

 However.  Often. when it works it is hard to explain. the results completely backfire. . the results are a bit less exact.Another Style of Learning  For this activity.  Listen to the directions and try not to work extra hard during the activity.

 All of the people who get a “1” will need to place their dominant hand on the corner of their desk and hold a pencil or pen in their mouth.Activity #2:  You will be numbered off from 1-3. .

 All of the people who get a “2” will need to place their non-dominant hand on the corner of their desk and hold their dominant hand up in the air. .Activity #2:  You will be numbered off from 1-3.

.Activity #2:  You will be numbered off from 1-3.  All of the people who get a “3” will need to sit in their normal position and just be as comfortable as they can in their seats.

 When the last name is read. there will be five questions over the list.  When I finish the list. everyone can resume a normal position in their seats. .Activity #2:  I will now read you a list of 15 names.

Activity #2: HERE IS YOUR LIST OF NAMES .

.Activity #2 (continued) All of the “1” students here are questions for you.

“1” Student Questions:  1. What was the last name on the list?  3. What was the longest name on the list?  4. What was the first name on the list?  2. What were the only three girls names on the list?  5. What was the shortest name on the list? .

What was the next to last name on the list? 4. What were the only two names on the list that started with “S”?  5.“2” Student Questions:     1. What was the second name on the list? 3. What was the first boys name on the list? 2. What was the only name on the list to start with a “V”? .

What was the last girls name on the list?  4.“3” Student Questions:  1. How many names were on the list? . What was the only name on the list with an “X” in the name?  3. What was the last boys name on the list?  5. What was the second boys name on the list?  2.

 You will need to fill these in on the chart that you have been given. the chart will not be filled in.  While this presentation will be on the web page.Looking at Learning Styles  We will take a look at each of the three learning styles and see what the characteristics are for each. .

 While this presentation will be on the web page.  You will need to fill these in on the chart that you have been given.VISUAL LEARNERS:  We will take a look at each of the three learning styles and see what the characteristics are for each. the chart will not be filled in. .

 75% retention rate (average) for use of posters or bulletin boards.VISUAL LEARNERS:  1. Posters & Charts are useful.  2.  These & photos are the top two methods. . Optical Enhancement is the key.  85% retention rate (average) for use of charts.  Rates higher with explanations.

There are more visual learners than other kinds. It is based on the idea of the positioning of items.  6.  5.VISUAL LEARNERS:  3. Visual learners are often seen as “daydreamers” because they have to reconstruct pictures in their minds.  4. Often very intelligent people. .

Very likely to ask questions during a lecture.  4.  It offers them a second chance.AUDITORY LEARNERS:  1.  2. . Based on learners who do better by hearing AND seeing new material. Classical music can help retention. Find tape recording lectures useful.  3.

. Classical music can help (continued)  60% without music (average)  95% with music (average)  5. Are very good readers due to practice with reading things out loud.AUDITORY LEARNERS:  4. This is the 2nd most-found style.  7.  6. Quiet times are very frustrating.

It is the easiest style of learning to pick up if it is a weakness in someone.AUDITORY LEARNERS:  8. .

 They are often seen as “immature” or “pushy” because they want “their space.  3.KINESTHETIC LEARNERS:  1.  2. Based upon the idea that motion is useful for learning. Hand gestures and positioning of the body are important.” . Find it easier to learn with large amounts of space available.

 They feel “confined.” . Copying or re-copying material is helpful due to the motion involved.  5.KINESTHETIC LEARNERS:  4.  90% retention rate (average) for re-copying notes material. Difficulty in learning in “traditional” educational set-up.

Each group will have a different set of guidelines. your final product will be “judged” according to how well it “stands the test of time.” .  Your job is to complete the task within 15 minutes.  When you are finished.ACTIVITY TIME:  You will be divided up into groups and given a task.