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ERIC Number: EJ787925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Gifted Readers: Who Are They, and How Can They Be Served in the Classroom?
Vosslamber, Andrea
Gifted Child Today, v25 n2 p14-20 Spr 2002
Many of us may not perceive a link between the traditional tale of "The Three Little Pigs" and Stein's "Goosebumps" series, but Ivan, a 6-year-old in my classroom, did. I had used the story of "The Three Little Pigs," along with other traditional tales, to point out the introduction, complication, and resolution structure of simple narrative. Ivan's mother spoke to me after the series of lessons and reported that her son had come out with a surprising comment. Having recently been to South Africa, where his grandmother had read him one of the "Goosebumps" books, he had forged a link. He told his mother that he had finally worked out what was "wrong" with the "Goosebumps" series--they had an introduction and a complication, but no resolution! Quite an insight for a 6-year-old. His behavior showed evidence of an advanced reading ability. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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