ERIC Number: ED072563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Teaching Gifted Children Literature in Grades Four through Six.
The booklet is intended to assist teachers in developing literature units of study that will enable the gifted student in grades 4-6 to better understand the different kinds of reading material, the human condition, and himself as a person. Following the explanation of the objectives and principles of literature study, different genres are defined. Use of reading materials from many countries and in many forms is said to help teach the commonality of human experience. Some suggestions are made concerning methods of presenting literature to gifted students. The elements of fictional narrative and poetry appropriate to the intermediate grades are examined as they relate to teaching the techniques of writing literature and enabling the gifted student to make evaluative judgments on literature. Also considered is how the study of literature can help develop both subject-area skills and higher intellectual skills in gifted students and help them to realize their potential. Appended is a list of suggested books and recordings appropriate for gifted intermediate level students. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.