Monday, May 4, 2009


Shanette is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. She described her grades as below average in math, average in science, average in reading, and above average in social studies. She seems to have several areas of interest. Her primary interest appears to be in writing. She seems to enjoy writing, and should have opportunities to develop skills in writing in a variety of genres such as fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and journalism.

Shanette's second area of interest appears to be in athletics. She seems to like physical activity and may be interested in learning about sports, nutrition, physical therapy, or sports medicine.

Shanette's third area of interest appears to be in business. She seems to show an interest in organizing or starting a business or assuming a leadership role in working with people, such as stage managing the play or becoming editor of the yearbook.

Shanette also has specific preferred instructional styles. Learning or instructional styles are the ways students like to learn and the strategies parents and teachers use to help them learn. Shanette has very clearly defined learning preferences. Her preferred instructional style is through working in groups, as she enjoys working together with other students in or out of class. Her second choice of learning style is lecture, as she likes to listen to interesting information presented to large or small groups of students by her teacher or another adult. Shanette also enjoys discussions that happen when two or more students talk with their teacher or in small groups about issues and topics by discussing facts and opinions and discussing them.

Shanette also has a preferred product style. That is, she has certain kinds of products that she likes to complete. Her first product choice is dramatic. She enjoys participating in theatrical performances, such as acting and role-playing. Her second choice of product style is written, as she enjoys writing articles, stories, or other types of written products. Shanette's third choice of product style is service, as she likes to provide assistance to individuals or groups in her community. Shanette may also want to lead a group of students to do something that provides help to others in need.

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