ERIC Number: ED197521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Gifted and Talented in the English Classroom.
West, William W.
As part of the "Educating Gifted and Talented" series, the booklet offers guidelines for teaching English to gifted students. Following an introduction and a section on characteristics of the gifted in English, procedures for identifying students gifted in English are discussed and a list of questions to ask when observing language behavior is offered. Activities for determining student abilities in such areas as verbal fluency, originality, and flexibility are presented. Elements of a creative language arts program, including subject matter which is significant and often student selected, are reviewed. Elaborated is a design for a lesson sequence made up of interest arousers; oral language; group planning; research and creative activity; performance, presentation, or production; and discussion or critique. Suggestions for selecting unit themes are considered and activities are outlined for the following areas: analysis skills, synthesis skills, evaluation skills, problem finding and problem solving skills, creative thinking skills, and research skills. A unit procedure for handling the theme "Life in the City" is introduced. A discussion of basic skills as they relate to the gifted concludes the booklet. (SBH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Gifted, Informal Assessment, Learning Activities, Student Evaluation, Talent, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
NEA Order Department, The Academic Building, New Haven, CT 06516 ($3.50, Stock No. 0734-4-00); Also a part of "Educating Gifted and Talented Students" (Edupak) comprised of filmstrips, cassettes, books ($147.40, Stock No. 070-1-00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: A part of the Teaching the Gifted and Talented in the Content Area Series, Fred B. Tuttle, Jr., Series Editor. For related documents, see EC 131 721-728.