ERIC Number: ED070044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reading for the Gifted and the Creative Student.
Witty, Paul A., Ed.
This booklet is designed to offer teachers and administrators a guide for identification of gifted and creative students. Suggestions for providing appropriate instruction, guidance, and experience in reading are also given. The editor understands the term gifted to include not only children of a very high IQ, but also "any child whose performance in a worthwhile type of human endeavor is consistently or repeatedly remarkable." First, the nature and needs of gifted and creative pupils are delineated from scientific studies; second, an overview, as well as detailed descriptions of some outstanding programs, is given of various ways certain schools are attempting to provide the gifted with opportunities in reading; third, the role of the home in fostering development and improvement of reading for the gifted is treated; and fourth, the characteristics of the effective teacher are set forth and are accompanied by suggestions for instruction and for guidance of the gifted child's reading. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Creativity, Creativity Research, Early Reading, Gifted, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Individual Reading, Language Arts, Reading, Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Reading Level, Reading Programs, Reading Readiness
International Reading Association, Six Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 ($2.50 non-member, $2.00 member)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.