Graduate Project Title
Multiple Intelligence Motivational Activities Using Literature for Kindergarten and First Grade Students
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Nancy E. Jurenka
Third Committee Member
The purpose of this project was to identify a set of multiple intelligence activities that foster motivation for reading. These activities were to accompany specific pieces of children's literature. Children who are motivated and spend more time reading become better readers (Gambrell, 1996). The central element for this project was to develop activities for children's literature using Gardner's multiple intelligence theory. Gardner lists those seven intelligences as: Linguistic, logical/mathematical, spatial, music, kinesthetic/body, interpersonal and intrapersonal (Gardner, 1983). By giving young children a variety of intellectual modalities associated with children's literature it was hoped that all students would develop an early interest and become intrinsically motivated to read books.
Otis, Heidi Jo Ann, "Multiple Intelligence Motivational Activities Using Literature for Kindergarten and First Grade Students" (1998). All Graduate Projects. 490.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons