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Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom: Book with CD-ROM

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This guide encourages and enables teachers to identify gifted children as early as age four and create a learning environment that supports all students. Proven, practical strategies and techniques help you teach to multiple intelligences, compact and extend the curriculum, communicate with parents, and more.

Synopsis:

Proven, practical ways to recognize and nurture young gifted children as early as age four and create a learning environment that supports all students. Helps you teach to multiple intelligences, and compact and expand the curriculum. Digital content has customizable forms from the book.

About the Author

Joan Franklin Smutny is the Director of the Center for Gifted at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois.

Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D., is a consultant, an educator, an advocate for gifted children, and the Executive Director for the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. She has piloted programs to create a broad-based level of support for talented students in public school districts, provided in-service training for teachers, and facilitated workshops for parents of gifted children.

Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, M.Ed., M.S.W., is the Coordinator of the Gifted Resource Center in Evanston, and has counseled families of gifted children for over 15 years.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

List of Reproducible Pages

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1

Identifying the Young Gifted Child

On Being a Pioneer Teacher

Getting to Know Your Students

Enlisting Parents as Colleagues

What About Testing?

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 2

Creating the Learning Environment

Meeting the Challenge

Responding to Children’s Needs

Welcoming Every Child

Setting Up Centers for Multiple Intelligences

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 3

Compacting the Curriculum and Extending Learning

Time and the Gifted Child: A Banking Metaphor

Extending the Curriculum for Children Working in Groups

Extending the Curriculum for Children Working Independently

Documenting Mastery and Planning Extensions

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 4

Promoting Creativity, Discovery, and Critical Thinking in the Social Studies Curriculum

Creative Learning and Critical Thinking

A Map of Creative Activities

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 5

Promoting Imagination in the Language Arts Curriculum

Creative Learning as a Link to Imaginative Thinking

A Map of Imaginative Activities

Sharing Creativity with Others

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 6

Promoting Discovery and Higher-Level Thinking in Math and Science

Creative Learning as a Link to Higher-Level Conceptual Thinking

Discovering Properties

Discovering Processes

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

Contents

CHAPTER 7

Assessing and Documenting Development

The Assessment Conundrum

Standardized Testing as a Measure of Intelligence

Using Portfolios to Document and Evaluate Progress

Documenting Development Through Observations

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 8

Cluster Grouping to Help All Children Learn Cooperatively

Drawbacks of Traditional Cooperative Learning

Cluster Grouping: A Flexible Alternative

Guidelines for Grouping Young Children

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 9: Building Partnerships with Parents

What It’s Like for Parents

Examining Your Own Feelings

You Can’t Overcommunicate

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 10

Understanding and Meeting Children’s Social and Emotional Needs

Meeting Children’s Many Needs

Social and Emotional Issues in Young Gifted Children’s Lives

Helping All Children Appreciate Differences

Considering Early Entrance and Acceleration

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CHAPTER 11

Meeting the Needs of Children from Diverse Populations

Casting a Wide Net

A Variety of Needs Considered

Questions and Answers

Conclusion

References and Resources

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX A

Tests for Identifying Young Gifted Children

APPENDIX B

More Resources for Teachers

Art, Music, Dance, and Theater

Environment and Ecology

Language Arts

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

APPENDIX C

Sources for Gifted Education

Materials

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Product Details

ISBN:
9781575423272
Subtitle:
9
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing
Author:
Walker, Sally Yahnke
Author:
Smutny, Joan Franklin
Author:
Meckstroth, Elizabeth
Author:
Meckstroth, Elizabeth A.
Subject:
Special Education - Gifted
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Special / Gifted
Subject:
Education-Gifted and Talented
Subject:
Gifted children
Subject:
Gifted Education
Subject:
Professional Development
Subject:
G&T; gifted and talented; teaching strategies; teaching techniques; creative; cr
Subject:
early childhood teaching techniques; early identification; GT; gifted identifica
Subject:
Professional Development; high ability; reproducible forms; differentiated instr
Edition Description:
Book with Digital Content
Publication Date:
19970515
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from P up to 4
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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