Verbal/ Linguistics (Source: Walter McKenzie www.surfaquarium)

  • Students with a strong linguistic intelligence:

    • Appreciate the subtleties of grammar and meaning
    • Spell easily
    • Enjoy word games
    • Understand jokes, puns, and riddles
    • Use descriptive language
    • Are good storytellers
    • Internalize new information through lecture and discussion
    • Demonstrate understanding easily through discussion and essay 

    Support this intelligence in the classroom by:

    • Exploring new vocabulary
    • Learning terms and expressions from other languages
    • Encouraging opportunities for public speaking
    • Incorporating drama into learning
    • Keeping daily journals
    • Promoting opportunities for creative writing
    • Nurturing oral storytelling
    • Including opportunities for expository and narrative writing
    • Utilizing quality children's and young adult literature in the classroom 

    Technologies that stimulate this intelligence:

    • Textbook
    • Pen/pencil
    • Worksheet
    • Newspaper
    • Magazine
    • Word processing
    • Electronic mail
    • Desk top publishing
    • Web-based publishing
    • Keyboard
    • Speech recognition devices
    • Text bridges