ERIC Number: ED409687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students in the Inclusion Classroom.
This paper discusses strategies that can be used in an inclusive elementary classroom to give gifted children the opportunity to choose, plan, and develop individual projects that will add meaning and purpose to their education. The steps toward providing instruction for gifted students are described, including the beginning of the year assessment and evaluation, conferences with students and their parents to allow the students to set goals for themselves, and the development of the student educational plan. Effective strategies for adapting instruction and curriculum for the gifted children are outlined, including: (1) curriculum compacting; (2) involving students in Type 1 activities such as guest speakers, performances, videos, television programs, and field trips; (3) involving students in Type II Activities such as setting goals, predicting, determining cause and effect, following directions, making inferences, and analyzing data; (4) individual or small group student projects in a self-selected problem or area of study; and (5) enrichment clusters. The use of work portfolios, show portfolios, and teacher portfolios to assess student progress is discussed. Appendices include a form for personal interest inventories, an SEP planning worksheet, a form for determining student goals and objectives, and a form for developing a student educational plan. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (75th, Salt Lake City, UT, April 9-13, 1997).