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Multiple Intelligence Resources

Annotated Bibliography
     Armstrong, T. (2000). Multiple intelligences in the classroom (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
     Recommended for grades K through 12, Many Colours Bookstore says:
This useful resource is packed with tips for incorporating Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI) into your daily classroom routine. You'll be encouraged to investigate your own combination of unique capabilities, as well as develop MI lessons and assessments. Learn all about this common sense approach to affirming, nurturing and strengthening the very best in every student.
     Bellanca, J., Chapman, C., Swartz, E., Fogarty, R., Bellanca, J., & Swartz, H. (1997). Multiple assessments for multiple intelligences (3rd ed.).Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades K through college, Many Colours Bookstore says:
Take MI theory one step further! Learn how to develop authentic assessment strategies for specific intelligences and apply them directly to your classroom. Includes sample lesson, examples of appropriate measurement tools, and standrads for creating rubrics.
     Berman, S. (1996). A multiple intelligences road to a quality classroom. Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades 3 through 12, Many Colours Bookstore says:
The twenty-one classroom-tested lessons in this common sense book will help your students apply William Glasser's control theory and develop new learning behaviors, such as self-evaluation and goal setting, Each activity-based lesson incorporates Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences for affirming what is unique about each child. Discover how to utilize your students' strengths and provide them with the tools necessary to become lifelong learners and responsible adults. This appelaing resource is illustrated throughout with designs depicting road imagery. A valuable asset to mastery learning!
     Chapman, C. (1993). If the shoe fits: How to develop multiple intelligences in the classroom. Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     A reviewer at said of this book:
Chapman presents a myriad of ideas to jumpstart the use of lessons that promote learning through the multiple intelligences. Rather than gearing specific ideas to the gifted or "high" students, this book's premise is that every child is gifted in some way. And while we have intelligences that are stronger than others, it is possible to strengthen the weaker ones. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences is very well explained. The author details each intelligence in-depth; the first seven as well as the latest naturalist intelligence. Chapman goes further than just theory, however, and gives several lesson plans for each intelligence. These lesson plans are broken down even further into age level distinctions. The book begins by exploring the different intelligences. The author has chosen a shoe to represent each intelligence. This is quite an asset to the visual learner! Not only is it helpful to the teacher, but it is a perfect way to introduce the different intelligences to a class of children. The shoe analagy is the perfect aid to understanding the whole theory. In each chapter Chapman defines each intelligence, what type of student is strong in this intelligence, how to meet the needs of the special student, how to catch this student's attention, what this student's comfort and discomfort zones are, what the global understandings of this intelligence are, how problem solving fits in with this intelligence, as well as activities that promote learning in this intelligence. She also offers blank lesson plan, reflection, and journal templates for teacher use. The graphic organizers are easy to understand and help make sense of it all. This book is definitely reader-friendly. It offers technical terms and material in an understandable way. I especially liked the prepared lesson plans that can be used immediately to aid the teacher in implementing the theory in the classroom.
     Chapman, C., & Freeman L. (n.d.). Multiple intelligences centers and projects. Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades K through 8, Many Colours Bookstore says:
Most educational efforts are directed to only two of the intelligences: the verbal/linguistic and the logical/mathematical. Teachers wishing to affirm, encourage and strengthen the other intelligences in their classrooms will find this book a veritable gold mine! Emphasizing the process as much as the product, this resouce describes meaningful activities that target specific intelligences. What's more, center and project blueprints are arranged into six engaging thematic units, such as "The Amazing Brain", "Creepy Critters", and "Colors of Our World". This exciting new book -- complete with blacklines, materials lists and "recipes" -- is a total guide to planning, managing, and evaluating dozens of successful classroom centers and projects.
     Fogarty, R. (1997). Problem-based learning and other curriculum models for the multiple intelligences classroom . Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades K through college, Many Colours Bookstore says:
Use this reader-friendly resource to create a connected curriculum that reaches the multiple intelligences in your classroom. Six holistic, relevant curriculum models -- based on the constructivist theory of learning -- are presented in this new title. Problem-based learning is presented as an authentic curricular model that promotes higher-order thinking and relevant transfer. Other fully developed models include case studies, project learning, service learning, performance learning, and thematic units. The curricular frame for each model contains all the necessary information for immediate classroom use within diverse K-college settings.
     Fogarty, R., & Stoehr, J. (1995). Integrating the curricula with multiple intelligences: Teams, themes, and threads. Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     The description of this book at SkyLight reads:
The two hottest topics in education are combined in this resource. Included are cooperative structures for interactive lessons, strategies for developing relevant integrated units, and ideas for webbing themes to the intelligences.
     Lazear, D. (1991). Eight ways of knowing: Teaching for multiple intelligences (3rd ed.). Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades K through college, Many Colours Bookstore says:
This bestseller surveys Howard Gardner's research on multiple intelligences theory and its relevance for teachers. Acquire tools for unearthing and nurturing your class' full spectrum of intelligences.
     Lazear, D. (1998). The rubrics way: Using MI to assess understanding. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press.
     Recommended for grades K through college, the catalog description of this book says:
Step beyond the linguistic-mathematical fallacy of traditional assessment. At last there's a practical model for implementing new forms of intelligence-fair assessments. For each intelligence you'll find --
  • Content rubrics adaptable to any content in your curriculum
  • Basic, complex, and higher-order intelligence rubrics -- related to performance
  • Questions to ask yourself when assessing student understanding
  • Questions to ask your students to confirm their understanding
Recognize and assess student understanding with sample rubrics using all eight intelligences. Including --
Visual-spatial -- murals, montages, Mindscapes
Bodily-kinesthetic -- dramatization, original dance, human tableaux
Naturalist -- species classification, nature observations, natural world simulations
Musical-rhythmic -- creating concept songs or raps, illustrating with sound, linking music & rhythm with concepts
     Lazear, D. (1999). Eight ways of teaching: The artistry of teaching for multiple intelligences (3rd ed.). Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades K through college, Many Colours Bookstore says:
This practical guide explores myriad creative yet workable ways to reach and teach to all of the multiple intelligences present among your students. Learn how to transform your classroom into an enjoyable learning environment. Create lessons that will expand your teaching repertoire with new ways to present information.
     Lazear, D. (1999). Multiple intelligence approaches to assessment: Solving the assessment conundrum (revised ed.). Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press.
     Recommended for grades K through college, the catalog description of this book says:
Here are more than 1,000 specific ideas to help you accurately assess students' academic progress. Learn how to create intelligence profiles based on your observations. You'll also find practical prescriptive ideas on how to teach to varying intelligences.
     Martin, H. (1996). Multiple intelligences in the mathematics classroom. Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades 5 through 8, Many Colours Bookstore says:
Ignite interest with this rich assortment of NCTM-aligned activities that tap all the intelligences. Make the world of numbers accessible and inviting by helping students view math as a powerful yet friendly tool.
     O'Connor, A., & Callahan-Young, S. (1994). Seven windows to a child's world : 100 ideas for the multiple intelligences classroom . Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades K through 3, Many Colours Bookstore says:
Design an integrated curriculum that teaches to multiple intelligences and makes learning more holistic and enjoyable to your students. Thematic lessons such as winter, castles and night appeal to young learners. You'll appreciate the discussion of various learning styles and the suggestions for assessment and parental involvement.
     Torff, B. (Ed.). (1997). Multiple intelligences and assessment : A collection of articles. Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight.
     Recommended for grades K through college, Many Colours Bookstore says:
This collection of articles describes alternative assessments that capture the range of intelligences, allow multiple intelligences to be given equal weight, and focus on student performances in authentic contexts.
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