Reading Styles & Strategies

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Reading Styles & Strategies

VISUAL Students with this strength can easily: Enjoy/learn best by: Learn to read best with:
Recall what they see
Follow written or drawn instructions
Learn by observing
Using computer graphics;
performing visual puzzles;
looking at or designing
maps, charts, graphs
Sight methods, dissimilar
words, silent reading,
words accompanied by pictures, slides or videos
AUDITORY Students with this strength can easily: Enjoy/learn best by: Learn to read best with:
Recall what they hear
Follow spoken instructions
Learn by listening and
speaking
Talking, interviewing,
debating, participating
on a panel, asking and
answering questions,
memorizing, making oral reports
Phonics, choral reading,
by listening to stories
and recordings of
books, discussing stories,
reading orally
TACTILE Students with this strength can easily: Enjoy/learn best by: Learn to read best with:
Recall what they touch
Follow instructions they
write or touch
Learn by touching or
manipulating objects
Doodling, sketching, playing
board games, building
models, constructing
dioramas and relief maps
writing, tracing
Writing/tracing methods,
playing games or reading
instructions, then making something
KINESTHETIC Students with this strength can easily: Enjoy/learn best by: Learn to read best with:
Recall their experiences
Follow instructions that
they perform or rehearse
Learn by touching or
manipulating objects
Playing floor games,
assembling objects,
building models, participating
in fairs, setting up experiments,
acting, role-playing, scavenger
hunts
Pantomiming, acting in plays,
riding a stationary bike
while listening to a book,
recording and reading,
reading instructions and
then building/doing
something
GLOBAL Students with this strength can easily: Enjoy/learn best by: Learn to read best with:
Make decisions based on
emotions/intuition
Are spontaneous
Focus on creativity
Care less about tidiness
Information presented in
an interesting or humorous
story, examples, interesting
materials, group work,
and activities
Holistic reading methods,
such as recorded books,
story writing, choral
reading with books, computer
software, audiovisual materials, projects
and games
ANALYTIC Students with this strength can easily: Enjoy/learn best by: Learn to read best with:
Make decisions based on
logic/common sense
Plan and organize well
Focus on details and facts
Like a tidy environment
Information presented in
sequential steps, with rules
and examples, structure
materials, teacher-directed
lessons, clear goals and
requirements
Phonics (if auditory),
programmed materials, puzzles,
some worksheets-reinforced
by strategies appropriate for
global learners

Thanks to Creative Classroom where this chart was found so that I could create it for my website.