Learning Styles and PRIMARY SCHOOLER (6 to 10 Years of age).
Quest 1. Communication: When my First Grader wishes to express himself……
He uses simple language.
He uses the correct verb tense.
His sentences are short and direct.
He mispronounces a few words and sounds.
He enjoys talking with adults, and sounds like one when he speaks.
He misarticulates some speech sounds.
He is quiet and rarely volunteers an answer.
He likes to create and tell pretend stories.
He may relate stories out of sequence.
Quest 2. Favorite toys and Pastimes: When my First Grader plays alone……..
He spends hours at the computer.
He likes listening to CDs and the radio.
He likes sports and outdoor play.
He enjoys crafts and models.
He enjoys reading aloud and being read to.
He enjoys bicycling, hiking and camping.
He likes to find a quiet spot and read.
He likes to invent scenarios for pretend play.
He loves to feed, brush and care for pets.
Quest 3. Fine Motor Skills : When my First Grader uses his hands……
He is precise about forming letters and staying within lines.
His printing is fairly neat.
He has trouble writing on lined paper.
He produces neat, complete worksheets.
While working at his desk, he instructs or reads to himself.
He often confuses the order of letters within words.
He is particular about his coloring and art projects.
He frequently asks for assistance with art projects
He presses hard with pencils, paint brushes and crayons.
Quest 4. Social Skills: When my First Grader mixes with other children……
In a group, he tends to be a loner.
He is very verbal.
He is most sociable on the playground.
He seldom initiates conversation, but answers when spoken to.
He initiates many conversations.
He expresses himself through movement rather than words.
He prefers individual projects to group activities.
He may be reprimanded for talking too much during class.
He is a leader on the play ground.
Quest 5. Gross Motor Skills: When my First Grader moves about…..
He chooses board games over races or tag.
He uses playground equipment to perform and pretend.
He swings and climbs faster and higher than his friends.
He would rather draw in the sand than use playground equipment.
He likes talking games like “Mother, may I?”
He loves being outdoors.
He climbs mainly to get a better look around.
He has average coordination.
He has excellent coordination.
Quest 6. Emotions: When it comes to my First Graders feelings …….
He rarely expresses his feelings in words.
He doesn’t hesitate to verbalize his feelings.
He uses his whole body ti express his feelings.
His facial expressions reflect his feelings.
He is high-strung, but calms down quickly.
He blushes and cries easily.
Quest 7. Memory: When my First Grader learns…….
He remembers what he sees.
He learns math facts easily.
He has difficulty recalling what he has seen and heard.
He reads words by memorizing them.
He reads words by sounding them out.
He requires extra help to learn to read.
Quest 8. At School: When my First Grader is in Classroom…..
He dresses neatly.
His appearance is not messy, but not overly neat.
He usually looks somewhat rumpled.
He is easily distracted by visual images or movement.
He is easily distracted by sounds and voices.
He is overly active, and both sights and sounds distract him from paying attention.
He insists on keeping his work area neat.
He often volunteers answers and lead class discussions.
He is constantly out of his seat.
He demonstrates an early strength in spelling and math.
He demonstrates an early strength in reading and comprehension.
He has marginal skills in all academic subjects.
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