Score: 3.43. Spatial: You remember things visually, including exact sizes and shapes of objects. You like posters, charts, and graphics. You like any kind of visual clues. You enjoy drawing. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your spatial intelligence include creating and/or using pictures, maps, diagrams, and graphs as you learn things. Other suggestions:
- Write a language experience story and then illustrate it.
- Color code words so each syllable is a different color.
- Write a word on the blackboard with a wet finger. Visualize the word as it disappears. See if you can spell it afterwards.
- Take a survey. Put the information in a chart.
- Write words vertically.
- Cut out words from a magazine and use them in a letter.
- Visualize spelling words.
- Use colorful newspapers like USA Today.
- Use crossword puzzles.
Score: 3.29. Language (linguistic) : You enjoy saying, hearing, and seeing words. You like telling stories. You are motivated by books, records, dramas, opportunities for writing. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your language intelligence include reading aloud, especially plays and poetry. Another idea is to write down reflections on what you’ve read. You may also enjoy exploring and developing your love of words, i.e., meanings of words, origin of words and idioms, names. Use different kinds of dictionaries. Other ideas:
- Keep a journal
- Use a tape recorder to tape stories and write them down
- Read together, i.e., choral reading
- Read a section, then explain what you’ve read
- Read a piece with different emotional tones or viewpoints — one angry, one happy, etc.
- Trade tall tales, attend story-telling events and workshops
- Research your name
Score: 3.29. Body Movement (kinesthetic) : You like to move, dance, wiggle, walk, and swim. You are likely good at sports, and you have good fine motor skills. You may enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together. Incorporating body movement into your learning will help you process and retain information better. Here are some ideas:
- Trace letters and words on each other’s back.
- Use magnetic letters, letter blocks, or letters on index cards to spell words.
- Take a walk while discussing a story or gathering ideas for a story.
- Make pipe cleaner letters. Form letters out of bread dough. After you shape your letters, bake them and eat them!
- Use your whole arm (extend without bending your elbow) to write letters and words in the air.
- Change the place where you write and use different kinds of tools to write, ie., typewriter, computer, blackboard, or large pieces of paper.
- Write on a mirror with lipstick or soap.
- Take a walk and read all the words you find during the walk.
- Handle a Koosh ball or a worry stone during a study session.
- Take a break and do a cross-lateral walk.
Score for other 5 intelligences:
- Self (intrapersonal) : 3.29
- Social (interpersonal) : 3.29
- Nature (naturalist) : 3.14
- Logic/Math: 2.29
- Music : 2
Just because these five are not in your top three doesn’t mean you’re not strong in them. If your average score for any intelligence is above three, you’re probably using that intelligence quite often to help you learn