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ERIC Number: ED449638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 243
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57542-089-9
Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use To Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented. Revised, Expanded, Updated Edition.
Winebrenner, Susan
This book offers teachers of all grades teaching/management strategies for providing gifted students in regular classes the enriched curriculum they need. Chapter 1 describes the learning and behavioral characteristics of gifted students, especially noting underserved groups such as gifted children from multicultural and low socioeconomic populations and those considered "twice exceptional" (gifted and disabled). The strategies discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 are designed for use with content that is more skill-based and lends itself to pre-testing. The strategies in Chapter 4 are for use with subject areas that represent new learning for students, such as science, social studies, problem-based learning, and interdisciplinary and/or thematic units. Chapter 5 covers appropriate reading and writing instruction for gifted students. Chapter 6 explains how to plan curriculum for all students at the same time and still create differentiated activities. Chapter 7 explains how to help gifted students manage independent study. Chapter 8 describes issues to consider when grouping gifted students as well as strategies for cooperative learning. Chapter 9 discusses other issues such as acceleration and grade-skipping, qualities needed by teachers of gifted students, record-keeping, and how to deal with parents, administrators, and colleagues. Chapter 10 is for parents of gifted students. Two appendices provide instructional games and puzzles and a directory of resources. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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