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ERIC Number: ED072562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 20
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Teaching Gifted Children Literature in Grades One through Three.
Gensley, Juliana Townsend
Intended for teachers, administrators, and consultants, the booklet discusses purposes and objectives of teaching literature to gifted students in grades 1-3. Literature is seen as the heritage of important ideas in writing, and the purpose of the primary level gifted child's study of literature is defined as primarily the accumulation of ideas. Described is how literature can develop and clarify the student's concepts as he becomes aware of various points of view, and teach him to see relationships, make generalizations, and develop convergent thinking and understanding. Examples of how to teach children to read for ideas are given. Examined is how the study of literature develops both the communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and higher intellectual skills such as divergent and evaluative thinking. Study of literature is shown to also promote creativity in gifted students. Suggested reading includes books for both teachers and gifted primary children. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.