ERIC Number: ED263723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Gifted Child and the Classroom Reading Program.
Robinson, Richard D.; Fehrle, Carl C.
The booklet examines a special program for gifted readers in the elementary classrooms. Following a brief review of the gifted population and typical characteristics of the gifted child, the booklet addresses such program planning aspects as decisions regarding special vs. regular class placement. Program development issues include decisions regarding time factors, reading materials, special resources, local school policy, and teacher attitudes. Guidelines for teachers in developing a reading curriculum suggest the importance of individualization, flexible reading assignments, self-directed learning and guidance in critical and creative reading skills. The booklet concludes with a list of suggested reading activities, such as incorporating other areas of language into the reading program, allowing time for independent reading, and providing a wide variety of reading materials. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Gifted, Program Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Reading Skills
Extension Publications, 222 South 5th St., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 ($1.50 each, 10% discount for 10 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Extension Div.
Note: A publication of the Program of Continuing Professional Education.