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ERIC Number: EJ1212524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Language and Literacy Experiences to Engage and Challenge All Children with Talent Potential
Carr, Christine
Parenting for High Potential, v8 n1 p6-9 Mar 2019
This article begins with vignettes that demonstrate how talent potential can (and does) manifest differently in different children. While some children display talent in one or more academic fields, other children demonstrate creative, intellectual, or artistic aptitudes. Regardless of their field or domain of talent, all children can benefit from high-quality and engaging language and literacy experiences. Supporting language and literacy development for children will foster their growth across academic fields, as well as in their particular domains of aptitude. After all, if domains of aptitude serve as the content to be accessed (the "what"), language and literacy are the means by which that content is accessed (the "how"). The author affirms that even advanced readers need rich language and literacy experiences to maximize their talents and to stave off boredom and frustration. Because talent manifests differently in different children, parents' needs in terms of supporting the development of their children's language and literacy skills likewise vary. The purpose of this article is to offer some experiences that parents could use to engage and challenge their children, regardless of whether their children were with talents outside of literacy, or highly talented linguists and readers. [Support for this work was provided by the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, U.S. Department of Education, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA Number 84.206A), Washington, DC.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 84206A