The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing: Making by Thomas Armstrong

By Thomas Armstrong

We often examine analyzing and writing as abilities which are part of linguistic intelligence. within the a number of Intelligences of examining and Writing: Making the phrases Come Alive, Thomas Armstrong indicates how related to the opposite seven intelligences-logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic-will aid scholars gather interpreting and writing talents, particularly these scholars who're now not quite robust in linguistic intelligence. The a number of Intelligences of analyzing and Writing appeals to all educators who paintings with analyzing and writing talents, from the preschool instructor best the category in phonemic know-how actions to the post-graduate professor supporting scholars learn kinesthetic imagery in Shakespeare's performs. The publication combines Howard Gardner's MI thought and up to date mind examine on analyzing and writing with historic, anthropological, biographical, and mental views on literacy. Armstrong pulls the study jointly to teach you the way to interact scholars by way of infusing the research of phrases with imagery, common sense, oral language, actual job, emotion, song, social involvement, and nature reports. Armstrong presents thousands of rules, innovations, counsel, and assets for educating every little thing from grammar and spelling to notice deciphering and interpreting comprehension. His strategic method synthesizes the simplest examining and writing tools for software in preK-12 study rooms, literacy courses, speech and language pathology teams, one-to-one tutoring periods, and all different settings the place phrases are the point of interest of studying. Armstrong indicates you ways to empower your scholars with literacy abilities for all times.

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Qxd 2/21/2003 8:51 AM Page 38 THE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES OF READING AND WRITING putting sticky notes on favorite passages, for example, there is a real sense of kinesthetic involvement with a book. A well-worn book (which should be seen as one of the most admirable signs of literacy) is like a well-worn sofa or couch, displaying hours, days, or years of direct physical contact. • Allow students to use pens, pencils, and other writing implements that provide tactile stimulation. Some writing implements come with special grips or shapes that fit especially well in the hand or that feel good to the touch.

Suddenly, it was no longer an A, it was a house! I just thought this was the most exciting thing I’d ever seen, and every week I tuned in to see what kind of new magic he was going to make with letters and pictures. I didn’t know it at the time, but what Pinky was doing there on the television screen for millions of kids was uncovering, in his own fun-loving way, the deep connections between written symbols and visual imagery. qxd 2/21/2003 8:52 AM Page 41 SEEING THE VISUAL BASIS OF LITERACY The Visual-Spatial Foundations of Words Robinson (1995) points out that “the first written symbols are generally thought to have been pictograms, pictorial representations of concrete objects” (p.

Making letter shapes from pipe cleaners, clay, or other malleable material. • Making letter shapes with finger paint, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, or some other messy and fun medium. • Manipulating block letter shapes. • Drawing letter shapes in dirt, sand, or other impressionable material. • Writing letter shapes with large body movements using chalk on a large pavement surface (such as the school playground). • Creating letter shapes with atypical writing implements such as a paintbrush, a squirt gun, or a flashlight in the dark.

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