Thursday, April 30, 2009


Meily is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. She described her grades as above average in math, above average in science, above average in reading, and above average in social studies. She seems to have several areas of interest. Her primary interest appears to be in performing arts. She really enjoys various types of performing arts, such as music, dance or drama and may enjoy performing or helping to direct, manage the stage, or design sets!

Meily's second area of interest appears to be in foreign language, as she seems to want to learn another language, explore other cultures, and visit other countries.

Meily's third area of interest appears to be in fine arts. She seems to like color, texture, and creating products, by drawing, painting, or participating in set and costume design, or graphic layouts. She may also be interested in photography.

Meily 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. Meily has very clearly defined learning preferences. Her preferred instructional style is through technology that helps her to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. Her second choice of learning style is peer tutoring that happens when a student or friend who knows a good deal about something helps or works with her to really understand the topic or material being studied in school. Meily also enjoys lecture, as she likes to listen to interesting information presented to large or small groups of students by her teacher or another adult.

Meily also has a preferred product style. That is, she has certain kinds of products that she likes to complete. Her first product choice is musical. She enjoys listening, playing, and/or thinking about various forms of music. Her second choice of product style is artistic as she likes to draw, paint, or sculpt, and may also enjoy choosing colors and working with design or texture. Meily's third choice of product style is dramatic. She enjoys participating in theatrical performances, such as acting and role-playing.

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