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Literacy Strategies for Gifted and Accelerated Readers: A Guide for Elementary and Secondary School Educators

Literacy Strategies for Gifted and Accelerated Readers: A Guide for Elementary and Secondary School Educators

by Vicki Caruana associate professor and academic program manager


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Gifted and accelerated readers are often not a part of reading instruction in a traditional or inclusive classroom. Their needs go unattended in favor of those who struggle with basic reading and foundational skills. All children should have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and skills in literacy. This book provides teachers who have one or more gifted/accelerated or those who are "keenly interested" students in their class ways in which they can differentiate reading instruction that is equitable. Literacy Strategies for Gifted and Accelerated Readers provides educators with practical, research-based strategies and advice to address the unique needs of gifted readers. Attention to required specially designed instruction that aligns to both the content standards and the NAGC PreK-12 Gifted Programming Standards ensures that gifted readers make progress through literacy instruction. This book provides insight and expertise to general education teachers, teachers of the gifted, special education teachers, homeschool educators, professional developers, and higher education faculty.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475847109
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2019
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Vicki Caruana is professor of education and Gifted Graduate Program Coordinator at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. She taught gifted students in the K–12 environment in the areas of literacy and science and coordinated a middle school magnet program for gifted students in Florida.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: How to Use this Book
Chapter 2: Overview of Literacy Instruction
Chapter 3: Fact or Fiction about Gifted Readers
Chapter 4: Characteristics of Gifted Readers
Chapter 5: Reading Program Goals: Creative Reading
Chapter 6: Reading Program Goals: Critical Reading
Chapter 7: Reading Program Goals: Inquiry Reading
Chapter 8: Flexible Grouping
A Final Word about Differentiation and Gifted Readers
About the Author

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