ERIC Number: ED445428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Nurturing the Gifts and Talents of Primary Grade Students.
Baum, Susan M., Ed.; Reis, Sally M., Ed.; Maxfield, Lori R., Ed.
This book is designed to furnish relevant and practical information based on theory and to address the needs of youngsters with advanced abilities, unique talents, and in-depth interests. It is organized into four parts: identifying gifts, interests, and learning styles; program and curricular models for talent development; curricular ideas and strategies; and classroom management. Specific chapters include: (1) "The Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness" (Joseph S. Renzulli); (2) "The Role of Teachers in Identifying Gifts in Young Children" (Susan Baum); (3) "Assessing Interests in Young Children" (Ann McGreevy); (4) "Celebrating Differences" (Martha Cray-Andrews); (5) "Elementary School Gifted Programs" (Marcia A. B. Delcourt); (6) "The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Techniques for Increasing Academic Achievement and Addressing Talent Development with Primary Grade Students" (Deborah E. Burns and Sally M. Reis); (7) "The Enabling Curriculum: Enhancing Learning in Young Gifted Students" (Susan Baum); (8) "Talents Unlimited: Developing Gifts for Thinking in Young Children" (Carol L. Schlichter); (9) "Using Picture Books To Create an Enabling Curriculum" (Susan Baum); (10) "Language Arts and Gifted Primary Students" (Marian Matthews); (11) "Research Skills" (F. Richard Olenchak); (12) "Using How-To Books with Primary Grade Students" (Gina D. Schack); (13) "A Kinesthetic Curriculum" (Gail Neary Herman); (14) "Fostering Emotional Growth in Young Gifted Children through Bibliotherapy" (Thomas P. Hebert); and (15) "Gifted Primary Students in Heterogeneous Classes: Where Do I Start? How Do I Manage?" (Alane J. Starko). (Chapters include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Bibliotherapy, Cognitive Style, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Emotional Development, Gifted, Heterogeneous Grouping, Inclusive Schools, Kinesthetic Methods, Language Arts, Picture Books, Primary Education, Research Skills, Special Programs, Student Evaluation, Talent Development, Teacher Role, Theory Practice Relationship, Young Children
Creative Learning Press, Inc., P.O. Box 320, Mansfield Center, CT 06250; Tel: 860-429-8118; Fax: 860-429-7783; Web site: http://www.neca.com/~clp ($32.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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