Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8
Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons
- Ann Maccagnano - Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District, NY
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"The projects are teacher tested and the ideas presented are challenging, creative, and fun. The author is very experienced and uses that experience to give proven and useful activities, evaluative tools, and rubrics for the gifted."
—Ken Klopack, Art & Gifted Education Consultant
Chicago Public Schools, IL
"The activities are wonderful—clearly explained, easy to administer, and entertaining."
—Frank Buck, Principal
Graham School, Talladega, AL
Challenge gifted students across the curriculum!
Educators can identify children's strengths early on and gain insight into each student's unique abilities by using the numerous ideas and informal assessments in this exciting guide. Gifted and talented specialist Ann Maccagnano offers K–8 teachers challenging activities and engaging lessons to develop and nurture gifted learners' talents.
Organized by skills, each chapter begins with analysis activities to immediately and informally assess students' current skill development. Enhancement activities then extend and enrich the content of the everyday curriculum. Teachers can select and implement any number of appropriate learning experiences to improve students' skills in:
- Reading, writing, and oral communication
- Creative and critical thinking
- Interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence
- Mathematics and visual/spatial awareness
Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K–8 is the ideal tool for educators to inspire gifted students to greater levels of academic and social success.
"The projects are teacher-tested and the ideas presented are challenging, creative, and fun. The author is very experienced and uses that experience to give proven and useful activities, evaluative tools, and rubrics for the gifted."
"The ideas in this book are great! Teachers are looking for ideas to work with children with diverse strengths and talents. This book offers those ideas."
"An extensive and useful collection of easily implemented lessons and activities that teachers will use often. In particular, I appreciated the rationale for providing unique educational experiences for gifted students."
"The activities are wonderful. They are clearly explained, easy to administer, and entertaining."
"Provides teachers and student teachers with easy activities and lesson plans to be integrated into any school curriculum."