Educating Gifted Students in Middle School, 2E: A Practical Guide

Overview

Understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students in middle school offers unique challenges. This newly revised and expanded second edition of "Educating Gifted Students in Middle School" updates the practical information about meeting these needs offered in the award-winning 2004 edition. A new chapter on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) areas as well as a completely revised chapter on English/language arts for gifted and advanced learners in the middle grades are key components of the ...
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Overview

Understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students in middle school offers unique challenges. This newly revised and expanded second edition of "Educating Gifted Students in Middle School" updates the practical information about meeting these needs offered in the award-winning 2004 edition. A new chapter on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) areas as well as a completely revised chapter on English/language arts for gifted and advanced learners in the middle grades are key components of the new edition. The impact of current reform movements, Response to Intervention, new relevant research, updated information on middle school boys and other special populations, changing middle grade configurations, and 21st century skills are added to the already thorough discussions of the first edition. Resources, references, and suggested curriculum materials have all been updated. The focus of this second edition continues to be on helping teachers, administrators, and parents to understand gifted middle school students, implement effective program models, define the role of the gifted teacher, identify best practices for the classroom, and apply curriculum ideas that are effective and research-based. "Educating Gifted Students in Middle School" focuses on creative, practical, and realistic school solutions that create a vital and responsive school community for all students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593636982
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Rakow, Ph.D., is visiting assistant professor in Curriculum and Gifted Education at Cleveland State University. She earned her doctorate at Kent State University in Middle School and Gifted Education. Currently, she coedits the NAGC Middle Grades Division e-newsletter Middle Matters. She presents, consults, and writes about gifted adolescents and how to serve their broad range of needs. More importantly, she is the parent of two gifted children.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Preface to the First Edition xi

Chapter 1 Nature and Needs of Gifted Middle School Students 1

Chapter 2 National Reform Movements, Trends, and Gifted Middle School Students 23

Chapter 3 Organizational Structures and Program Models: Developing a Continuum of Services 53

Chapter 4 The Role of the Gifted Teacher and Intervention Specialist 79

Chapter 5 Curricular and Instructional Strategies 99

Chapter 6 Differentiating Instruction: A Supplement to, Not a Substitute for, Gifted Programming 141

Chapter 7 Diverse Populations of Gifted Adolescents 169

Chapter 8 Gender and Gifted Adolescents 191

Chapter 9 Books, Reading, and Gifted Middle School Students 205

Chapter 10 STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 241

Chapter 11 Outside the Box: Competitions, Talent Searches, Summer Programs, Mentoring, and Community Service 263

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NMSA/NAGC Joint Position Statement 315

The Salem Witch Trials Unit 321

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