Reading Writing Learner Summary

This is the last of a five part series about learning styles where we cover Reading Writing Learners

Follow this link to Part One of the series: Learning Styles Summary

Follow this link to Part Two of the series: Visual Learner Summary

Follow this link to Part Three of the series: Auditory Learner Summary

Follow this link to Part Four of the series: Kinesthetic Learner Summary

Using the summary of learning styles in part one of the series, you think your child is a Reading Writing Learner. That would explain how they actually pay attention when you read to them. If they aren’t reading a book or begging you to read one, you’ll probably find them coloring or writing their own stories.

Characteristics of a Reading Writing Learning Style:

Learns best with the printed word

  • Books, articles, websites, lists, and notes are easy to handle.
  • Easily processes and retains things they read.

Would rather write a detailed essay than do an oral presentation

  • When given the choice, they would rather write than speak publicly.
  • Have a hard time organizing thoughts when speaking out loud.
    • Needs organized, bulleted notes if they’re going to speak.

Prefer to use lists and put things into categories 

  • Likes to put words into hierarchies, orders, and structures.
  • Will use headings and titles to extract meaning from what’s being read or is written.

Likes to challenge rules and regulations

  • Will challenge and question how and why things are written and put together in a certain way.
  • Enjoys correcting mistakes in theirs and other’s writing to make the message better.

Tips and Tricks to Help Your Reading Writing Learner

Here’s some ideas that I want to share for helping your Reading Writing Learner max out their potential.

  • Make lists
    • Lists are a great reminder and reference for a Reading Writing Learner.
    • Use of bullet points, numbers, and headers are great to organize the information to store in their brain.
  • Use dictionaries and Glossaries
    • Learning new and challenging words is fun for them.
    • They like saving novel words to show off later on in their writing.
  • Read a variety of books
    • Provide a variety of books such as picture, nonfiction, essays, fiction, easy read, and more difficult, dense texts about the same general topic. 
    • Allow them to use their dictionary, research, and question what they’re struggling with to get a full understanding.
  • Write notes and use organizers 
    • When reading have students take notes. These do not need to be super detailed.
    • Provide graphic organizers or note sheets to help them organize their thoughts. They typically enjoy re-reading what they have written 
  • Make sure to let them read and write for fun.
    • Don’t make it all about what is required.
    • Let them choose topics they want to read about.
    • Encourage them to write and make up their own stories to foster their creativity and imagination.

Wrapping Up

Teaching a reading writing learner can be incredible as you watch them lose themselves in a book or craft an amazing story. Once again, remember that using tips and tricks like the ones described here is a good way to help your reading/writing learner when they’re struggling with a topic, but it’s not meant to avoid teaching in other ways. Make sure your child is still getting practice learning in a variety of ways so they can develop and become strong, independent learners!

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