Challenging the Gifted Child

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Gifted children are quick on the uptake, can be frustrated by repetition and easily become impatient when unchallenged. Challenging the Gifted Child outlines a tried and tested approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy and value of reading.

The author explains the criteria for choosing appropriate reading for the child and describes ways to help deepen their understanding of both literature and language. Using ...

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Overview

Gifted children are quick on the uptake, can be frustrated by repetition and easily become impatient when unchallenged. Challenging the Gifted Child outlines a tried and tested approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy and value of reading.

The author explains the criteria for choosing appropriate reading for the child and describes ways to help deepen their understanding of both literature and language. Using examples from the author's extensive experience, this book encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading programme for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school. Photocopiable materials are included, along with samples of reading lists for different age groups.

This book provides practical advice for working with advanced young readers and will be an ideal resource for anyone who has responsibility for educating a gifted child.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843105701
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Pages: 191
  • Sales rank: 1,335,323
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Stevens is qualified in special needs teaching and has personal experience of raising a gifted child. She lives in Buckinghamshire, UK, and acts as a mentor for distance learning pupils of her reading programme for able young readers.

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Table of Contents


Introduction 15
1 Building Your Course 23
2 Reading and Responding 32
3 Openness and Challenge 45
4 Choosing and Juxtaposing the Books 73
5 Practical Issues 90
6 Language and Writing 103
7 Concluding Thoughts 112 Further Resources 118 App. 1 The Legacy of Charlotte Mason 1842-1923 183 App. 2 Writing for Use on a Larger Scale 185 App. 3 Further Reading for Adults 187 Index 188
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