Engaging and Challenging Gifted Students

Filled with useful strategies and poignant personal accounts, this book gives you the “meat” of what you need to prevent those students who need to be challenged and engaged from slipping through the cracks.

Author: Jenny Grant Rankin

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416623373

Category: Education

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Though nearly 5 million students can be characterized as gifted and talented in the United States, many exceptional learners “fly under the radar.” Because they are not appropriately challenged in the general classroom, they never meet their full potential—in school or in life. Author Jenny Grant Rankin equips general classroom teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. Learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust your teaching to meet the needs of all learners. Filled with useful strategies and poignant personal accounts, this book gives you the “meat” of what you need to prevent those students who need to be challenged and engaged from slipping through the cracks.
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Engaging and Challenging Curriculum

How can we develop, select, and implement challenging curriculum for our gifted students when the "standard" curriculum is not a good fit?

Author: Jennifer Beasley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996086692

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How can we develop, select, and implement challenging curriculum for our gifted students when the "standard" curriculum is not a good fit? Learn the key features of challenging curriculum as defined by researcher in the field of gifted education.
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Teaching Gifted Children

For the most part, students in K–12 social studies classrooms are not being
intellectually or creatively engaged (Gibson, 2012). So how can social studies
teachers create purposeful, applicable, and challenging learning opportunities
for all ...

Author: Jeff Danielian

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781618216748

Category: Education

Page: 300

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From the pages of Teaching for High Potential, a quarterly publication of the National Association for Gifted Children, this collection of articles is sure to be of use to any educator of high-ability students. Topics included range from instructional methods across all content areas, including tips and tools for reading and vocabulary instruction, integrating STEM content, and engaging students in math, to identification, differentiation, and addressing gifted students' social-emotional needs. Articles also delve into current issues pertinent to the field of gifted education and this unique group of students, including underachievement and underrepresented minority populations, as well as new classroom strategies such as Makerspaces and teaching growth mindset. This resource can be used to enhance a classroom lesson, guide curriculum development, or supplement professional development. The featured articles are unique, well written for the audience, and selected by reviewers who understand what teachers need.
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Teaching Gifted Kids in Today s Classroom

The purpose of these classes is to provide opportunities for gifted students to
work in more homogeneous groups at ... to focus on more complex and engaging
learning experiences toward the goal of engaging and challenging all students.

Author: Susan Winebrenner

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781631983733

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Latest edition of the go-to classroom resource since 1992 for reaching and challenging gifted students. This fourth edition of the “orange bible” brings fresh updates to the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixedabilities classroom—seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The book provides information on: Compacting and differentiating skill work and new content Extending reading and writing instruction Planning curriculum for all students at the same time Supporting self-directed independent study Supporting curriculum standards and increasing curriculum rigor Boosting critical and creative thinking skills Using assessments to help students demonstrate what they already know Using technology for accelerated learning and to benefit twice-exceptional (2e) students Serving gifted kids with special needs Managing cluster grouping Digital content includes a full chapter for parents as well as a PDF presentation for professional development, reproducible forms ready to customize and print for classroom use, and additional extension menus for the primary and upper grades.
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100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Gifted and Talented

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Gifted and Talented will provide a rich package of materials and ideas at an economically attractive price with the added attraction that for the time challenged teacher, little or no work needs to be done ...

Author: John Senior

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472906342

Category: Education

Page: 136

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100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Gifted and Talented will provide a rich package of materials and ideas at an economically attractive price with the added attraction that for the time challenged teacher, little or no work needs to be done in preparing and presenting the enrichment activities within the book
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Science Education for Gifted Learners

This book asks what classroom teachers can do to make sure that their science teaching is stimulating and challenging for their students.

Author: Keith S. Taber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134157815

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Science is central to our modern technological society, yet many of the most able pupils who could become the scientists of tomorrow turn away from science as soon as they have a choice in their studies. Science is often seen to be difficult or boring, and fails to engage or challenge those who are most suited to excel in scientific studies. This book asks what classroom teachers can do to make sure that their science teaching is stimulating and challenging for their students. Topics covered include: what do we mean by gifted and able children? gifted children that slip through the net challenging science through modelling asking questions in science exploring topical issues challenging science through talk after-school enrichment. Set in the wider context of debates about the provision for those labelled ‘gifted’ and ‘exceptionally able’, this book explores the meaning of these categories, and considers what they may imply in such approaches as setting, streaming, acceleration and enrichment.
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Teaching Gifted Children 4 7

This book offers practical guidelines on how to identify gifted and talented young children and looks at ways to enhance their learning opportunities.

Author: Valsa Koshy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134146468

Category: Education

Page: 132

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This book offers practical guidelines on how to identify gifted and talented young children and looks at ways to enhance their learning opportunities. Provided are a wealth of practical, tried and tested strategies that readers will be able to use in their classrooms with confidence. It includes advice on how to create the right classroom environment, guidance on how to assess and record children's talents, a list of suggested appropriate resources, and help with planning the curriculum. The emphasis is on creating a classroom environment that encourages children to be engaged in higher order thinking skills, exploration and creativity; the importance of play and the role of questioning is highlighted. Using case studies of young gifted children and rooted in theoretically sound principles, this book makes a significant contribution to the learning and teaching of younger children. Teachers, teaching assistants, advisers, Gifted and Talented Coordinators and training teachers will find this book relevant to their needs.
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More Units of Instruction for Gifted Learners

Worksheets, handouts, answer keys, resource lists, and teachers' guides are included for each unit, making this book an effective and easy-to-use part of classroom instruction.

Author: Constance Simons

Publisher:

ISBN: 1593632290

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Looking for new and exciting ways to supplement your core curriculum in your gifted classroom? Look no further than More Units of Instruction for Gifted Learners, the latest release in Prufrock's collection of field-tested units for teachers of gifted students. More Units of Instruction for Gifted Learners introduces five new units of instruction developed by veteran educators in the field of gifted education. These classroom-tested, interdisciplinary units will challenge and engage students while building and reviewing skills in math, science, language arts, and social studies. Students in grades 2–7 will enjoying experimenting with static electricity; exploring the properties of rocks, gems, and minerals; creating and presenting advertising campaigns; discovering and measuring cylindrical properties; and investigating and taking action on real-world issues. Worksheets, handouts, answer keys, resource lists, and teachers' guides are included for each unit, making this book an effective and easy-to-use part of classroom instruction.
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How the Gifted Brain Learns

This reader-friendly guide uncovers: How the brains of gifted students are different How to gauge if gifted students are being adequately challenged How to identify students who are both gifted and learning disabled How to better identify ...

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452273594

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Identify, understand, and engage the full range of gifted learners with practical, brain-compatible classroom strategies! The updated edition of Sousa’s bestseller translates the latest neuroscientific findings into practical strategies for engaging gifted and talented learners. Individual chapters are dedicated to talents in language, math, and the arts, and offer instructional applications for both elementary and secondary classrooms. This reader-friendly guide uncovers: How the brains of gifted students are different How to gauge if gifted students are being adequately challenged How to identify students who are both gifted and learning disabled How to better identify gifted minority students
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When Gifted Kids Don t Have All the Answers

This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students.

Author: Judy Galbraith

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575425177

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, activities, and resources, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive. Includes online digital content.
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188p bibl index afp ISBN 0-761 9-3852- 4, $61.95; ISBN 0-7619-3853-2 pbk,
$27.95 Programs for gifted students include ... programs and an orien- tarion to
the essentials of understanding, engaging, and challenging gifted students.

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ISBN: UOM:39015079402619

Category: Academic libraries

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Motivating Gifted Students

Motivating gifted students can present a challenge for any teacher. This book is packed with strategies and helpful tips to help you motivate your gifted learners.

Author: Frances A. Karnes

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781593630157

Category: Education

Page: 53

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Motivating gifted students can present a challenge for any teacher. This book is packed with strategies and helpful tips to help you motivate your gifted learners. The authors offer specific ideas for making sure that the gifted children in your classroom stay engaged and excited about learning. Although gifted students are not normally considered at risk for academic failure, the seeming lack of motivation of many academically gifted students is a continuing area of concern and frustration for many teachers, parents, and counselors. Del Siegle and D. Betsy McCoach explore crucial issues such as why some students who seem capable of outstanding performance fail to realize their potential and what causes some gifted students to be more motivated than others. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education. Educational Resource
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Vocabulary for the Gifted Student Grade 1 for the Gifted Student

These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities.

Author: Eliza Berkowitz

Publisher: Flash Kids

ISBN: 141142767X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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An extension of the existing GIFTED series, Vocabulary for the Gifted Student introduces advanced learners to skills and concepts that will benefit them in the years to come. These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities. All the exercises are formulated to be one- to one-and-a-half levels above the child's current grade.
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Vocabulary for the Gifted Student Grade 2 for the Gifted Student

These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities.

Author: Kathy Furgang

Publisher: Flash Kids

ISBN: 1411427688

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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An extension of the existing GIFTED series, Vocabulary for the Gifted Student introduces advanced learners to skills and concepts that will benefit them in the years to come. These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities. All the exercises are formulated to be one- to one-and-a-half levels above the child's current grade.
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Vocabulary for the Gifted Student Grade 5 for the Gifted Student

These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities.

Author: Danielle Denega

Publisher: Flash Kids

ISBN: 1411427718

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

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An extension of the existing GIFTED series, Vocabulary for the Gifted Student introduces advanced learners to skills and concepts that will benefit them in the years to come. These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities. All the exercises are formulated to be one- to one-and-a-half levels above the child's current grade.
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Make a Twist

All of the differentiation strategies in this resource book have been identified as appropriate, comprehensive, adaptable, and practical for gifted students.

Author: Michele Juratowitch

Publisher:

ISBN: 0992288207

Category: Curriculum planning

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Make a Twist© is intended to assist teachers in the identification and implementation of appropriate differentiation strategies for gifted students. This can be done within the context of curricula activities and assessment tasks. The following strategies are complex and challenging, therefore appropriate and engaging for gifted and high ability primary and middle school students. Based on June Maker's curriculum differentiation model, developed specifically for gifted students, Make a Twist© provides outlines for differentiating curriculum using higher order thinking skills and problem solving. Modifications can be made to three curriculum-related elements in order to meet the specific learning needs of individual gifted students or groups of learners. According to Maker's Model, gifted students require differentiation in one or a combination of the following areas:  Content  Process  Product In order for successful learning to occur, gifted students also require an appropriate learning environment to be created. Educators are encouraged to place particular emphasis on the student-centered classroom where learner independence, acceptance, and open-mindedness is celebrated. Make a Twist© supports teachers to provide flexible environments for their students' learning, allowing for high mobility and the development of higher-order thinking skills, complex thoughts and abstract ideas. With the aid of Make a Twist©, the teacher acts as a facilitator to help the student select differentiation strategies and in doing so, encourages independent learning. Parental involvement is encouraged to build understanding and meet individual learning needs through specific forms of curriculum differentiation. When used in conjunction with a portfolio of the work produced, Make a Twist© provides a record of curriculum differentiation, where student talent is enhanced and recognised throughout the student's time in formal education. A balanced, well-articulated programme should include a variety of qualitatively different modifications to provide opportunities to challenge the gifted student. All of the differentiation strategies in this resource book have been identified as appropriate, comprehensive, adaptable, and practical for gifted students. It is suggested that specific strategies in each differentiation area, in conjunction with an independent learning programme, should be created to provide an overall education that meets the individual gifted student's learning needs.
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The Schoolwide Enrichment Model

The book highlights the model's fundamentals and underlying research and provides information about the model's school structures, organizational components, and service delivery.

Author: Joseph S. Renzulli

Publisher:

ISBN: 0936386703

Category: Curriculum enrichment

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The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A How-to Guide for Educational Excellence presents an inspirational model for helping students achieve in today's schools. Based on years of research, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) is founded on highly successful practices developed for programs for gifted students and promotes "a rising tide lifts all ships" approach to school improvement. This guidebook shows educators step-by-step how to develop their own SEM program based on their own local resources, student population, and faculty. Instead of treating students as simply test numbers in a system, the model helps educators look at student strengths and interests and capitalize on them. The book highlights the model's fundamentals and underlying research and provides information about the model's school structures, organizational components, and service delivery. The book suggests methods for engaging and challenging identified gifted students. In addition, this comprehensive resource includes a collection of useful instruments, checklists, charts, taxonomies, assessment tools, forms, and planning guides that are designed to help educators find effective ways to organize, administer, maintain, and evaluate different aspects of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model.
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Vocabulary for the Gifted Student Grade 4 for the Gifted Student

These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities.

Author: Kathy Furgang

Publisher: Flash Kids

ISBN: 141142770X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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An extension of the existing GIFTED series, Vocabulary for the Gifted Student introduces advanced learners to skills and concepts that will benefit them in the years to come. These engaging workbooks teach challenging words in context through reading passages, as well as through critical thinking, writing, and drawing activities. All the exercises are formulated to be one- to one-and-a-half levels above the child's current grade.
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The Parallel Curriculum

A guide for teachers of gifted children provides information on developing and implementing a curriculum and offers a variety of sample units and rubrics.

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961319

Category: Education

Page: 311

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A guide for teachers of gifted children provides information on developing and implementing a curriculum and offers a variety of sample units and rubrics.
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