Multiple Intelligences--Verbal

The Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence (word smart) is related to the use of language and words including anything associated to complex thought possibilities such as reading, writing, abstract reasoning and symbolic speaking.  The verbal-linguistic learner typically listens carefully and enjoys speaking in public, reading, spelling correctly, writing, has a good memory for names and dates, and has a strong vocabulary.  This intelligence includes the ability to manipulate the syntax or structure of language and phonology or sounds of language.


Activities that strengthen the verbal-linguistic intelligence  

Listening and tape exercises, lectures, vocabulary activities, word games, word memory devices, working with metaphors and similes, summarize in your own words, situations and dialogs, grammar skills, oral presentations/reports, book reports/reviews, group discussions, debates, story telling, reading—literature, newspapers and magazines, writing activities/projects, anecdotal records, letters, notes, logs, journal writing, word-processing programs and on-line communication. Some games for vocabulary development are puzzles; Pictionary; Tic Tac Toe; classroom board races; Concentration; Memory; I Spy; Charades; Password; Wheel of Fortune; Bingo; Jeopardy; Scrabble.  Examples of games that develop sentence structure and verb development are Battleship; Classroom Board Races; Gossip; Debate; Board Games—Monopoly; Guess Who?, etc.