ERIC Number: ED523462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
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Teaching Advanced Learners in the General Education Classroom: Doing More with Less!
Smutny, Joan Franklin; von Fremd, S.E.
Many teachers ask: "What do I do for students who finish their work before everyone else? Is there anything I can use that doesn't require me to read a long textbook with complicated instructions?" If you would like to do more for gifted students and need simple strategies that you can use tomorrow, this book is for you. Inside are helpful methods for challenging students who need more than the regular curriculum can provide. Readers will find practical tools, including: (1) Tips for using existing resources and potential; (2) A progression from simpler to more complex adjustments for advanced learners; and (3) Specific lessons for language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts. The authors' strategies can be tailored to benefit students of varying abilities. The lessons are easy to integrate, consistent with curriculum standards, and described in practical terms. You will also find ready-to-use reproducibles, helpful vignettes, and additional resources for differentiating instruction so that all students are challenged to reach their potential. The following chapters are contained in this book: (1) Understanding Advanced Learners; (2) Making the Most of Your Resources; (3) Creating Appropriate Goals for Advanced Students; (4) Meeting the Needs of Advanced Students: Strategies to Begin; (5) Meeting the Needs of Advanced Students: Strategies to Extend Learning; (6) Teaching Advanced Students in Language Arts and Social Studies; (7) Teaching Advanced Students in Science and Mathematics; and (8) Keeping Yourself Inspired. Also included are resources, references, and an index.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Mainstreaming, Educational Resources, Educational Objectives, Vignettes, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Language Arts, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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