ERIC Number: ED051606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Teaching Gifted Students English Usage in Grades Seven Through Nine.
Covey, Barbara L.
Intended to assist English teachers of junior high gifted students whose mental ability is in the top 2% of all students, the publication explores certain aspects of the California English curriculum and identifies possible directions in English instruction, in which approaches are based upon curricular developments emphasizing the process of inquiry. Both techniques and content in the study of English usage are examined. Increasing the relevance of course content is seen to be possible through thematic or generic structuring of content based on significant works of literature and by concern with communication in all its forms and via all media. Discovery methods similar to those used in newer physical science courses are recommended, as are communications or media laboratories, for promoting an inductive study of language in all its forms of communication and for relating course content to the needs of gifted students in this age and to the development of high-level skills. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.