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Bailey, Pamela; Newman, Jane L. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
A 9th grade Honors English class creates and publishes original poems, art, fiction, and nonfiction products through an activity called "Type Three -- Twenty Time = T4." The instructional method merges elements from Renzulli's Type III process with elements from Brookhouser's 20Time Project-based learning model. Each student researches…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Honors Curriculum, High School Students, Grade 9
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Halford, Sarah Caroline; Imbeau, Marcia B.; Eilers, Linda H. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
Sixth-grade students who had been identified as gifted and talented participated in a literacy intervention designed and implemented by the first author as part of an action research project. These students were meeting the grade-level standards in literacy, so the project aimed to push their vocabulary knowledge further in order to prepare them…
Descriptors: Action Research, Intervention, Morphology (Languages), Etymology
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Mahoney, Kerrigan; Patrick, Jane; Pennington, Leighann; Brown, Alicen; Moon, Tonya; Brighton, Catherine – Gifted Child Today, 2022
Shared experiences through school-hosted events, such as family literacy events, can afford opportunities to support and extend academic learning while fostering positive home-school relationships. This article describes the importance of developing primary-grade students' literacy skills through a talent development lens and explains several ways…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Program Development, Program Implementation, Family School Relationship
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McClurg, Virginia M.; Codalata, Bonnie M.; Bell, Sherry M.; McCallum, R. Steve – Gifted Child Today, 2022
The psychometric integrity of a curriculum-based measure to screen for academic giftedness (Monitoring Instructional Responsiveness: Reading [MIR:R]) was evaluated by examining its ceiling, item gradient, and predictive capacity using 460 fourth grade students. Eighty fourth graders (17.39%) scored one standard deviation above the MIR:R mean. Ten…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
The emotional intensities of gifted students affect not only their learning, but the way they live and see the world. This article examines the Theory of Positive Disintegration of Dabrowski (1964, 1972) to explore the inner world of the gifted. The five levels of development and five overexcitabilities of Dabrowski represent an abundance of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Emotional Response
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Reis, Sally M.; Fogarty, Elizabeth A. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
Providing challenging curriculum in a literacy classroom of students whose reading abilities range widely can be a challenge. Integrating interdisciplinary book selections into a self-selected reading program, however, provides students with challenge by engaging them with big ideas. This article describes methods of integrating advanced…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Reading Fluency
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McComas, William F. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
This article focuses on the important instructional technique of integrated or interdisciplinary instruction with reference to the teaching of science but with implications for all school subjects. Readers are provided with a definition of the concept of the discipline and the importance of communicating the basic nature of a discipline to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, STEM Education
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Middleton, Tanya J.; Ford, Donna Y. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
This article presents an overview of factors that contribute to the inequitable underrepresentation of girls of color in gifted and talented with an emphasis on Blacks since they are most frequently absent. After presenting this national context, the authors present Ford's Female Achievement Model for Excellence as a gendered and racial culturally…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, Gender Bias, Disproportionate Representation
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Kaplan, Sandra N. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
This article describes how intra- and interdisciplinary learning experiences can activate the interests and capabilities among children in their early years. A developmental sequence delineates a series of stage-by-stage experiences describing the skill and content to be introduced and mastered in the teaching and learning process, which include…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Academically Gifted, Gifted Education
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Mora-Flores, Eugenia; Kaplan, Sandra N. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
This article describes methods for operationalizing the concept of interdisciplinarity. The methods respond to the characteristics of giftedness and strategies of differentiation. In selecting and using an interdisciplinary strategy, educators need to consider the compatibility of the purpose or objective of interdisciplinarity to the curriculum…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academically Gifted, Language Skills, Literacy
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McComas, Kim Krusen – Gifted Child Today, 2022
A phenomenon from the natural world, cricket chirping behavior in relation to ambient temperature, is used as the springboard for engaging the curiosity of gifted students in an interdisciplinary classroom curriculum. Mathematics and science standards and disciplinary practices are prominent in the investigation, while other disciplines deepen the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Resources
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Brown, Elissa – Gifted Child Today, 2022
This study assessed stakeholder perceptions across 12 gifted programs in respect to the extent to which the programs were perceived to be effective in carrying out the formal operations required of the program in the areas of identification, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. These areas were aligned to the National Association for Gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Stakeholders, Program Effectiveness
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Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ann; Assouline, Susan G.; Lange, Randolph – Gifted Child Today, 2022
Whole-grade acceleration moves a student up one or more grades in response to that student's academic needs. Although grade-skipping is supported by decades of research, this type of acceleration is not often used. Acceleration policies make whole-grade acceleration available to more students who would benefit, encourage more educators to use the…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Placement, Academically Gifted, Educational Policy
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Plucker, Jonathan A.; Healey, Grace; Meyer, Melanie S.; Roberts, Julia L. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
In recent years, state and local support for academic acceleration has created opportunities for students with advanced learning needs to move through their education at a pace that matches their abilities and may be faster than their same-age peers. As a result, it is not uncommon for exceptionally bright students to complete their high school…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Educational Policy, High School Students
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Hertzog, Nancy B. – Gifted Child Today, 2022
Entering kindergarten is one form of accelerating one's path through schooling. The unique needs of young learners require policies for early entrance to kindergarten to be flexible, and options for parents to be accessible and equitable across school districts and communities. In this article, the author discusses state policies for early…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Kindergarten, Educational Policy, School Readiness
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