Exploring learning styles to teach reading

Caroline Earp, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


Reading education needs to be taught using many different learning styles. Students that have learning styles different then those normally used in their classrooms are being undereducated. Teachers need to understand how learning styles work and how to use them in their classroom. In my work in classrooms, I found that teachers think that using learning styles is important but they are sometimes unsure as to how to use them. To assist teachers, I made a pamphlet on learning styles. In the pamphlet there is a list of different learning styles and a brief summary of how each group learns with hints on making your classroom accessible for all learners, along with links to learning style tests, books, and articles that teachers might find useful. The teachers I gave my pamphlet to found it to be a helpful tool to start from, it gave them simple ideas to use in their classes and resources to educate themselves further.