ERIC Number: ED265721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Literature for Use with Gifted Children.
Greenlaw, M. Jean; McIntosh, Margaret E.
The article examines ways to differentiate the material used in a reading program for gifted students (birth to age 9). Suggested books are provided for the following categories that correspond to recognized characteristics of gifted children: vocabulary (quality retellings of folk tales, word play, poetry, satire, and nuances of language); curiosity (wordless books, imaginative play, informational books on single topics); sensitivity (friendship, peer relationships, relationships with adults); appreciation of beauty (quality illustrations); and humor (absurd situations, sense of fun, and word play). It is concluded that children's literature can become an important part of the reading program and that books can be representative of the strengths of gifted children. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
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