ERIC Number: ED243298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Project Challenge: Teaching the Kindergarten Gifted Child.
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Ebensburg, PA.; Hollidaysburg Area School District, PA.
This document attempts to provide guidelines for discovering giftedness in a preschool population and for setting up a program of instruction for kindergarten gifted children. Theoretical and operating principles for a gifted kindergarten program (Project Challenge) in Hollidaysburg School District, Pennsylvania are described. Preschool screening and identification information, psychological testing, and reporting the results to parents are first steps in the program. Initial evaluation then proceeds to and is incorporated into ongoing observation. A section on classroom organization describes the physical environment, materials used, routines, schedules, lesson plans, and the teacher's role. Procedures used to plan lessons and incorporate them into the daily schedule are reviewed, and a week's sample lesson plans are provided for thinking skills and talent lessons (intellectual, reading, math, science, creative, leadership, art, music, and psychomotoric). Appended material includes information on characteristics of gifted and talented preschoolers, and a discussion of differentiated programing. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Ebensburg, PA.; Hollidaysburg Area School District, PA.
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