Lesson Plan: Module # 1
Grade: Six Time: Two periods of 30 minutes each
Objective: To help a junior learner understand what is his/her learning style.
Expectations: By the end of the lesson the students know all the different types of learning styles. The students
would know what their own learning style is.
Brain based strategies to reach every learner (by J. Diane Connell)
Seven Ways of Teaching (David Lazier)
Many websites such as
Survey sheets, Paper, Pencil, Ruler etc.
Structure: Individual, small group
1) Step I: (Prior knowledge): The students are tested on their prior knowledge by asking questions
and discussions on what they know about learning styles. Every child is asked individually what they ate for dinner yesterday
and how do they remember it. Do they picture it in their minds what they ate, was it the smell of food that they remembered
first or was it what mother told is for dinner that occurred first. Students brainstorm and come up with more questions and
solutions. Teacher doesn't give any examples at this point but tries to understand how much students know about learning styles
or if they know at all what is their own learning style. (10 minutes)
2) Step 2: A discussion on learning styles is done. The 3 types of learning styles are written on board and
characteristics of people having different learning styles are mentioned. Auditory Learners (people who learn through
listening), Visual Learners (people who learn through seeing), Tactile/Kinaesthetic Learners are people who
learn through moving doing or touching. (10 minutes)
3) Step 3: A survey sheet is given to the students to fill up. The instructions are given to the whole class.
They are advised to be honest otherwise the results would be wrong. Children work independently. There are 10 questions in
the survey sheet with three solutions. The students put a check mark next to the solution which describes them the best. (15
The students then add up their points in each category and record their scores.
4) Step 4: (Making Connections): Students connect their survey to the Data Management unit by making a tally chart,
writing the frequency of students showing each type of Learning Styles and draw a bar graph. (15 minutes)
Students are paired and given time to discuss and write 4 questions that they can think of about the activity that they
did today. This gives them time to reflect.
Follow up: Students are asked to use web search at home or library or school and gather some more information about
Learning Styles and write at least 3 sentences about their own type of learning style in a KWL chart where the students add
details to each column (a) what I know (before research), (b) what I want to know (c) what I learned. This activity will be
due in a week's time.
Evaluation: Students are evaluated on their individual work, contribution of ideas during brainstorming, participation
and teamwork during reflection.
Rationale: This lesson is going to help the teachers in many ways.
1) Group work as well as individual thinking is encouraged in the class.
3) Students understand what their learning style is and what can help them the most. Teachers come to know about the learning
styles of a majority of the students in a class. That helps the teacher to plan their lesson accordingly.
3) Students learn to make connections. Data management / making bar graphs are covered using a practical example.