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ERIC Number: ED065850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 20
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Fostering Reading in the Gifted and Creative: The Role of Creative Reading, Specific Materials and Resources--Intermediate.
Shafer, Robert E.
It is especially critical within reading programs during the years of middle childhood to identify and to nurture qualities of giftedness: open-mindedness, motivation, tolerance for uncertainty, preference for complexity, high regard for learning, sense of destiny, and the search for meaning. Supporting this view, the work of Frank Smith, Goodman, Hodges, Rudorf, Ruddell, and others has stressed the necessity of building new reading programs on the child's experience with language and his abilities to learn language. Further, Lamb and Henderson have noted that research in the psycholinguistic aspects of reading has indicated sufficient complexity in the development of language and thinking abilities in the young to suggest that the specific resources and materials needed for reading should be highly individualistic. Fader and Herndon provide case studies of the uses of "saturation", "individualized", and "experience-based" materials in highly diverse school settings which appear consistent with recommendations noted in the research cited and which foster growth in creative and gifted students and in many others as well. (Author/RD)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Assn. (17th, Detroit, May 10-13, 1972)