Learning Styles and SECONDARY SCHOOLER’s (9 to 12 Years of age).
Quest 1. Communication: When my Primary Scholar wishes to express herself……
Her sentences are short and unelaborated.
She speaks in long, complex sentences.
She speaks in short sentences and mispronounces some words.
She rarely volunteers answers in class.
She often volunteers answers in class.
She is quiet in class; nut loud on the play ground.
Her vocabulary is about average for her age.
She has a huge vocabulary.
Her vocabulary is rather small, and sometimes she searches for words.
She prefers to communicate face-to- face.
She likes to chat on the phone.
She likes to chat on the phone.
Quest 2. Favorite toys and Pastimes: When my Primary Scholar has free time……..
She spends much of her time at the computer.
She opens a library book from her favorite series.
She enjoys attending sporting events like football games or redeos.
She excels at video games.
She memorizes songs and dialogue from her favorite videos.
She excels at soccer and softball.
She assembles puzzles and kits with ease.
She may be chosen for a role in a school program.
She is expressive with her body, but is unable to memorize lines for a part in a play.
She enjoys board games and is a stickler for rules.
She takes charge when playing games.
She prefers outdoor to indoor play, and tends to lose pieces to board games.
Quest 3. Fine Motor Skills : When my Primary Scholar uses her hands……
She produces beautiful, creative art projects.
She tolerates art class, and may repeat a project from year to year.
She likes the hands-on aspect of art, but is messy in her use of materials.
Her school work is neatly done.
She turns in acceptable, though not overly neat paperwork.
She write off the line and into the margin. Her number columns drift.
Quest 4. Gross Motor Skills : When my Primary Scholar moves about…..
She excels at eye-hand games like horseshoes and badminton.
She requires encouragement to participate in physically demanding games.
She is agile, well coordinated, and good at gross motor activities.
She prefers non contact sports such as running and hiking.
She likes play ground games that involve word play, such as jump rope.
She is usually the game leader or team captain.
Quest 5. Social Skills: When my Primary Scholar mixes with other children……
She tends to be a loner within a group.
She is socialable and maintains interaction by talking.
She seeks out other children who enjoy noisy, active play.
She prefers to work on individual rather than group projects.
She prefers group projects to working alone.
She doesn’t work well independently, requiring frequent teacher assistance.
Quest 6. Emotions: When it comes to my Primary Scholar feelings …….
She does not readily express emotion.
She freely expresses her feelings by talking about them.
She tends to express feelings nonverbally by shouting, hugging, jumping or stamping her foot.
Emotional displays make her uncomfortable.
She is sympathetic to her friends’ feelings.
She tends to be moody, impatient and easily frustrated.
Quest 7. Memory : When my Primary Scholar learns…….
She doodles to help herself recall information.
She is good at memorizing poems, jingles and facts.
She has trouble remembering what she’s seen and heard.
She has a large sight word vocabulary.
She remembers new vocabulary words after hearing them only once.
She recalls action and movement.
Quest 8. At School: When my First Grader is in Classroom…..
Her desk is well organized.
She is fairly well organized.
Her work area is messy.
She is conscientious about following classroom rules.
She sometimes gets in trouble for talking and passing notes.
She finds many reasons to get up and get out of her seat.
She dresses neatly with coordinated accessories.
She insists on putting together her own outfits, which may or may not match.
Her clothes are often rumpled and grass-stained.
She excels in math and spelling.
She excels in language arts and social studies.
She enjoys doing science projects, and may be receiving extra help in reading and math.
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