Young, gifted children are everywhere – in day care and preschool settings, kindergartens, and elementary classrooms. But most schools do not formally identify children as “gifted” until third or fourth grade, and some schools wait until middle school or junior high. By then, some of the brightest children are bored, resentful underachievers. In this book study you will:
- Identify giftedness (and avoid the stereotypes and politics)
- Infuse your classroom with an atmosphere of wonder and an attitude of acceptance and understanding.
- Recognize and teach to multiple intelligences.
- Present the curriculum in creative and challenging ways.
- Assess and document students development – and make the best use of standardized tests.
- Build partnerships with parents and enlist their support.