ERIC Number: ED214160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Educating Verbally Gifted Youth. Fastback 176.
Fox, Lynn H.; Durden, William G.
Noting that schools have long neglected the verbally talented student, this booklet is designed to stimulate educators first to identify such students and then to develop programs that will meet their needs. The first section of the booklet reviews a number of models that have been used to identify students gifted in reading, writing, foreign languages, and other curriculum areas. The second section discusses the Johns Hopkins Program for Verbally Gifted Youth, emphasizing its writing and etymologies components. The third section provides guidelines for implementing programs for the verbally gifted, including student selection criteria, teacher qualifications, and administrative roles. The fourth section sets forth criteria for selecting teachers for the program and lists the characteristics that are desirable in such teachers. The final section of the booklet stresses the need for long-range planning and guidance for students in gifted programs. Appendixes contain lists of achievement tests that may be used to identify gifted students, names and addresses of people involved in Talent Search, and tests for use in identifying verbal talents, as well as a teacher checklist for creative writing. (FL)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Creative Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Skills, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Student Needs, Talent Development, Talent Identification, Teacher Selection, Verbal Ability, Writing Skills
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth & Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75 non-member, $0.60 member).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Chapter.