The topic of English learners and multiple modalities represents an important topic to study because teachers become overwhelmed managing classrooms. Research Based Bilingual Education: The Impact of Multiple Modalities in a K-12 English Learner Classroom seeks to uncover these modalities by focusing on spatial, kinesthetic, musical, and interpersonal intelligence. With a specific emphasis on spatial intelligence, this book explores this concept as a way for English Learners to recall and use language with text that creates images or pictures in a student's brain. It allows them to see language in other ways without having to use a translation device to define words. Ultimately, the author argues that ELs use spatial intelligence to help them visually remember concepts. Students who are learning English as a second language need to interact with others, such as their peers, to help them.
Maryann Hasso is a college lecturer at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Chapter 1: Background and History
Chapter 2: Student Interviews
Chapter 3: Spatial Intelligence or Solving Problems Using Visuals with Their Peers
Chapter 4: Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Using Body Movement with Their Peers
Chapter 5: Musical Intelligence Using Music to Comprehend Problems
Chapter 6: Interpersonal Intelligence by Working and Socializing With Peers
Chapter 7: Results and Analysis of the Surveys
Chapter 8: Conclusion
In this book, Maryann Hasso explores, in detail, issues of student collaboration and interaction within the context of ESL instruction. It describes ESL pedagogy that highlights the benefits of an in-depth understanding of multiple learning modalities in terms of English acquisition. The book supports organic teacher-student interactions; thus, making learning accessible. This book, based on student data, discusses research-based approaches and meaningful strategies used to increase interaction in the classroom. It is a must-read for in-service and pre-service teachers.