Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8: Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons

Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8: Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons

By: Ann Maccagnano (author)Paperback

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This book is designed to help Ku8 teachers identify a studentAes areas of potential giftedness and provide appropriate activities and units of study to develop and nurture their talents. Strengthening instruction by helping educators identify childrenAes strengths early, Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8: Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons offers challenging and engaging lessons and activities that lead to immediate informal assessment of studentsAe strengths and needs. The materials cover the cognitive, affective, and creative areas and assist teachers in planning programs and learning experiences to develop studentsAe abilities, including 'analysis activities' to extend and enrich the everyday curriculum.

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About Author

Ann Maccagnano is a gifted and talented specialist in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District in New York. A teacher of gifted students for the past 11 years, Maccagnano has a master's degree in elementary education with a Gifted Education Extension Certificate and has received the Outstanding Undergraduate in Elementary Education (OUEE) Finalist Award.


Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Developing and Nurturing Gifted Students' Strengths The Challenge of Challenging Curriculum What This Book Offers How the Book Is Organized Using Analysis Activities What to Do After Areas of Strength Are Identified 2. Language Arts Analysis Activities Enhancing Reading and Writing Skills Enhancing Oral Communication Skills 3. Creative Thinking Analysis Activities Enhancing Creative-Thinking Skills 4. Critical Thinking Analysis Activities Enhancing Critical-Thinking Skills 5. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligence Interpersonal Analysis Activities Enhancing Interpersonal Skills Intrapersonal Analysis Activities Enhancing Intrapersonal Skills 6. Mathematics Analysis Activities Enhancing Mathematical Skills 7. Visual/Spatial Awareness Analysis Activities Enhancing Visual/Spatial Skills 8. Cross-Curricular Projects Design Your Own Dream Room Create a Company and an Advertisement Design a WebQuest Create a Slideshow Presentation Independent Study Create Interactive Computer Games Using Hyperlinks Design a Piece of Artwork All About Me Project Create a Database Design a Travel Brochure Create a Squiggle Drawing Hero Unit The Radio Show My Creative State Conclusion References Additional Reading

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/06/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412942539
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9781412942539
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 1412942535

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