ERIC Number: ED186881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Reading for the Gifted: Instructional Strategies Based on Research.
Nine strategies, supported by research, are recommended to develop a differentiated, effected reading program for gifted students. They are: (1) instruction in basic word attack skills should be kept to a minimum; (2) basal content may be too bland so more challenging materials should be available to young children who are labeled gifted; (3) gifted readers should be grouped together so they can feel safe in verbalizing their insights; possibly requiring groups composed of students from more than one grade level; (4) since gifted readers should be urged to read widely, their teachers need an extensive background in children's literature and cooperation from the school librarian; (5) gifted readers must learn to read critically; (6) creative reading should be encouraged in gifted readers; (7) vocabulary development is crucial to critical and creative reading; (8) the use of analogies should be studied, especially in classes for older gifted students; and (9) various developmental skills must not be overlooked since gifted readers may need help in increasing their reading rate and in learning reference skills. (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (3rd, Niagara Falls, NY, March 27-29, 1980).