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Rebbeck, Barbara J. – Roeper Review, 1983
Teachers of foreign language can use B. Bloom's taxonomy to present challenges to gifted students while still ensuring understanding of the basics. Basic skills would be followed by exploration in application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Examples of activities in each of the four areas are presented. (CL)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Rupley, William H. – Roeper Review, 1984
Research on teacher effectiveness in reading instruction is reviewed and implications for gifted students are noted for four areas: reading diagnosis, teacher-directed instruction, opportunities to learn and practice, and engagement in learning. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Gifted, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction
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Subotnik, Rena F. – Roeper Review, 1984
Social studies curriculum is modified for gifted intermediate and secondary students by incorporating strategies designed to foster creative thinking. The strategies are an outgrowth of futures and creativity research and include brainstorming, attribute listing, morphological synthesis, reverse historical chronology, webbing, consequence charts,…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities
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Lupkowski, Ann E. – Roeper Review, 1984
The article discusses strategies that can be used for gifted students in many small rural schools, including cooperative programs, innovative teaching, individualized instruction, counseling, community resources, and challenging courses. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Rural Areas, Small Schools
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Baum, Susan – Roeper Review, 1984
Intended to provide information about learning disabled gifted students, the article discusses a rationale for providing enrichment activities within the framework of a program for the gifted. Identification strategies are discussed and program ideas using the enrichment triad model are offered. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – Roeper Review, 1984
A review of recent studies indicates that gifted learners spontaneously produce more effective learning strategies than comparison groups and benefit from the use of more complex, externally provided strategies. Implications include the use of slower presentation rates for new information, spatial organization of prose content, and…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Learning Processes
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Seiger, Sydelle D. – Roeper Review, 1984
Thinking strategies (sequences of steps undertaken to produce a thought product) should be an important goal in gifted education. Suggestions are made for creating a curriculum to promote thinking development. (CL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wagner, Paul A.; Penner, Janet – Roeper Review, 1984
The authors examine the distinctions between induction and deduction and curriculum, with specific examples in social studies and science. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Deduction, Gifted, Induction
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Costa, Arthur L. – Roeper Review, 1984
Since thinking is most often performed in problem-solving situations, teachers can become observers by providing situations in which students can practice and demonstrate intelligent behaviors. Some indicators include: perseverance, precision of language, problem finding, decreased impulsivity, metacognition, checking for accuracy, transference,…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Assessment
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Bonds, Charles W.; Bonds, Lella T. – Roeper Review, 1983
Children who are reading well as they enter first grade usually have extensive vocabularies and good retention. Teachers should assess the students' various levels of reading ability (word recognition and comprehension) to plan a program with differentiated methods. (CL)
Descriptors: Early Reading, Gifted, Memory, Primary Education
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Brown, Wesley; Rogan, Joseph – Roeper Review, 1983
Reading for primary level gifted children should provide for more appropriate experiences than by mere adaptations of the regular reading program. Early identification should be followed by small group instruction in which gifted students are encouraged to read widely, creatively, and critically. (CL)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Gifted, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Primary Education
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Nelson, Warren L. – Roeper Review, 1983
Foregrounding, an approach to systematically analyzing the uses made of language, is advocated as a way to investigate process in the study of literature for gifted secondary students. The technique is illustrated in analysis of T.S. Elliot's "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and William Faulkner's "Light in August." (CL)
Descriptors: Fiction, Gifted, Literature, Literature Appreciation
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Tucker, Benny F. – Roeper Review, 1982
Teachers can provide a variety of enrichment materials to challenge the mathematically gifted child in the regular elementary classroom. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Learning Activities
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Wagner, Paul A.; Penner, Janet – Roeper Review, 1982
Gaming (the use of formal games for specific academic purposes) is a method for teaching formal thinking processes that is particularly suited to the gifted student. Various games can be used to develop deductive reasoning, the concept of subsets, inductive reasoning, and attention to detail. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Fleming, Elyse S.; Takacs, Carol – Roeper Review, 1983
Three facets of the teacher education model describe student characteristics which dictate the need for educational alternatives, the various roles which the successful master teacher must perform, and the various competencies which permit the teacher to function in a variety of roles. Examples of learning experiences are provided. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Gifted, Models, Special Education Teachers, Student Characteristics
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