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1 Take the Learning Style Inventory
7th Grade Learning Styles Inventory #2 Microsoft, 2011

2 Objectives Take the Learning Style Inventory to identify the best and most difficult ways you learn. Name your top Learning Style categories Name the types of learning that are most difficult for you Name one way you can use this learning style information to help you in school

3 Take the Learning Style Inventory
If you are not sure if the answer is “yes” or “no”, just circle the choice that is most often true Answer all the questions


5 Learning Style Inventory Results
Every “yes” answer gets one point Tabulate the total for answers 1-5 Tabulate the total for answers 6-10 Tabulate the total for answers 11-15

6 My Learning Styles If your total for answers 1-5 is the most
You are a visual learner If your total for answers 6-10 is the most You are an auditory learner If your total for answers is the most You are a kinesthetic learner

7 Visual Learner Learns things best by seeing them
Often likes sitting toward the front of the class To be close to visuals in the front of the room Understands lectures better when close to the teacher Information clicks when aided by a Chart Picture Microsoft, 2011

8 Visual Learner: Characteristics
Good at spelling Forgets names Needs quiet study time Likes color and fashion Dreams in color Understands/likes charts Good at sign language Microsoft, 2011

9 Visual Learner: Techniques
Drawing: map of historical events, scientific process Making outlines/outlining reading Copying what is on the board/taking notes/making lists Asking the teacher for a diagram/diagram sentences Watching videos Color coding words/researching notes Using highlighter/circling words Using flashcards

10 Auditory Learner Learns things best through hearing things
May struggle after reading a chapter But then gain understanding after hearing a lecture Good at understanding true meanings of people’s words Listens to audible signals like changes in tone When trying to remember a phone # Say it out loud Microsoft, 2011

11 Auditory Learner: Characteristics
Likes to read to self out loud Good at grammar/foreign languages Will talk in front of the class/likes acting Difficult to keep quiet for long periods of time Likes oral reports Notices sound effects in movies Enjoys music Remembers names Microsoft, 2011

12 Auditory Learner: Techniques
Using word association to remember facts and lines Recording lectures Using audio tapes for language practice Audio taping notes after writing them Watching videos Repeating facts with eyes closed Participating in group discussions Studying in groups Microsoft, 2011

13 Kinesthetic Learner Also called tactile learner
Learns best through doing/experiencing things May become bored by lecture more quickly Can remember directions by acting them out

14 Kinesthetic Learner: Characteristics
Good at sports Likes dance or martial arts Difficult to sit for long periods of time Spelling/Handwriting may be hard Likes science Can study with music on Likes adventure books and movies Builds models Microsoft, 2011

15 Kinesthetic Learner: Techniques
Studying in short blocks Studying with others Taking lab classes Role playing Taking field trips, visiting museums Using memory games Using flash cards to memorize Microsoft, 2011

16 Update Postsecondary Plan

17 Update Postsecondary Plan: LS
Enter information in the Learning Style box on the Personal/Social section Write about your strong learning style and things that you do well within this style For Learning Techniques Enter learning style strategies that will help you in school

18 Pair and Share Do you agree with the Learning Style Inventory results? Why or why not? Microsoft, 2011

19 Review What are the major types of learning styles?
Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic What are characteristics for a Visual learner? Good at spelling, forgets names, needs quiet study time Likes color and fashion, dreams in color Understands and likes charts, good at sign language What are learning techniques for an Auditory learner? Recording lectures, using audio tapes Watching videos, repeating facts with their eyes closed Participating in group discussions, studying in groups

20 References Microsoft Office Images. (2011). Retrieved from

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