Sunday, May 12, 2013

Learning styles Research

Here is a Barbe modality checklist it is the one I used:
Just to be sure I will add a couple of more:

Now that should be good on getting to know what kind of learner your child is lets see if we can find if someone did the work for us on what programs best fit best the learning styles. I have been given some sheets and will re-type them if I do not find it already published on the web somewhere.

Learning Techniques for Visual Learners
  • Draw a map of events in history or draw scientific process. 
  • Make outlines of everything! 
  • Copy what’s on the board. 
  • Ask the teacher to diagram. 
  • Diagram sentences! 
  • Take notes, make lists. 
  • Watch videos. 
  • Color code words, research notes.
  • Outline reading.
  • Use flashcards.
  • Use highlighters, circle words, underline.
Best Test Type for Visual Learners:
Diagramming, reading maps, essays (if you use an outline), showing a process

LA- Harcourt Achieve/Steck vaughn, Sing, Spell, read & write, Lingui Systems "No Glamour Literature"( graphic organizers), Prentice Hall( interactive textbooks), Institute for Excellence in Writing ( IEW), Gold Language Arts (high school)
Math- Saxon, Teaching textbooks, Everyday Math, Singapore, Aleks ( online learning and tracking graphs), Gold Pre-Algebra and Algebra ( highschool)
Thematic Learning Expierence- Trail Guides to learning ( Geography Matters), Sonlight ( literature- based), Beautiful Feet ( lit based), Winter Promise ( lit based)
Other- Calvert ( boxed curr), Laurel Springs ( box curr), Mapping the World by Heart, Time 4 Kids, Time 4 Learning

Auditory learners are those who learn best through hearing things. Look over these traits to see if they sound familiar to you. You may be an auditory learner if you are someone who:
  • Likes to read to self out loud.
  • Is not afraid to speak in class.
  • Likes oral reports
  • Is good at explaining.
  • Remembers names.
  • Notices sound effects in movies.
  • Enjoys music.
  • Is good at grammar and foreign language.
  • Reads slowly.
  • Follows spoken directions well.
  • Can't keep quiet for long periods.
  • Enjoys acting, being on stage.
  • Is good in study groups
  • Using word association to remember facts and lines.
  • Recording lectures.
  • Watching videos.
  • Repeating facts with eyes closed.
  • Participating in group discussions.
  • Using audiotapes for language practice.
  • Taping notes after writing them.
Best test type:
Auditory Learners are good at writing responses to lectures they've heard. They're also good at oral exams.

LA- Sing, Spell, Read and write, Astronuats to zipper, Letterland ( online and CD), Phonetic Zoo by IEW, Great Hall Publishers, IEW ( student writing intensives), Gold Language Arts ( highschool) Use of 6- Traits of writing
Math- Math U see, Teaching Textbooks, I can learn Math, Learning Upgrade, Saxon ( dvds), Professor B, GOLD Pre-Algebra and Algebra, Video- Text, ChalkDust
Other- Story of the world ( CD), Lyrical life Science, The Teaching Company, AGS, Time 4 Kids, Time 4 learning

Kinesthetic learners are those who learn through experiencing/doing things. Look over these traits to see if they sound familiar to you. You may be a kinesthetic learner if you are someone who:
  • Is good at sports.
  • Can't sit still for long.
  • Is not great at spelling.
  • Does not have great handwriting.
  • Likes science lab.
  • Studies with loud music on.
  • Likes adventure books, movies.
  • Likes role playing.
  • Takes breaks when studying.
  • Builds models.
  • Is involved in martial arts, dance.
  • Is fidgety during lectures.
Kinesthetic Learners Can Benefit from:
  • Studying in short blocks.
  • Taking lab classes.
  • Role playing.
  • Taking field trips, visiting museums.
  • Studying with others.
  • Using memory games.
  • Using flash cards to memorize.<.li>
  • Best Test Type:
    Short definitions, fill-ins, multiple choice.
    Great Blog that got the research on how to teach the different styles if you want to make your own curriculum:

    LA- Rocket Phonics, Zoo phonics, Handwriting without Tears ( with wooden pieces), Literature based Thematic learning opportunites: Moving beyond the page, Trail Guide Series ( research-based/Geography Matters)
    Math- Math U see, Moving with Math, Miquon Math ( real world/Gr 1-3), Right start math, Touch math, Remedial: Math on the Level, Transmath, Supplemental: Hands on Equations, Math Treck ( nectar foundation)
    Other- Exploration Education ( physical science), Ring of Fire ( geology: Dvds and rock kits), Geology Rocks!( experiments) TOPS ( experiments), History Pockets ( gr1-6), Past Ports ( gr 4-8), Trisms ( gr 6-12/ research and self explore), Little professor science kits
     Many ot these written ones with no links was given to me in a packet I received from IDEA my homeschool sponsor.
    Please help me expand the list and help other parents with these needs by commenting below any other programs you have found and the learning style you think it covers. Thank you :D

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