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2012 TAGT Legacy Book Award

Low-stress tips for challenging high-ability learners

Many teachers ask: “What do I do for students who finish their work before everyone else? Is there anything I can use that doesn't require me to read a long textbook with complicated instructions?” If you would like to do more for gifted students and need simple strategies that you can use tomorrow, this book is for you. Inside are helpful methods for challenging students who need more than the regular curriculum can provide. Readers will find practical tools, including: Tips for using existing resources and potential; A progression from simpler to more complex adjustments for advanced learners; Specific lessons for language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts

The authors' strategies can be tailored to benefit students of varying abilities. The lessons are easy to integrate, consistent with curriculum standards, and described in practical terms. You will also find ready-to-use reproducibles, helpful vignettes, and additional resources for differentiating instruction so that all students are challenged to reach their potential.

Meeting the Needs of Advanced Students: Strategies to Begin
Meeting the needs of advanced students: Strategies to begin

“What can I do right now to help high-ability learners?”

This question often rises in a seminar or workshop on teaching gifted and talented students. Teachers want to know if there's anything they can implement right away that won't require too much preparation or planning. Often, someone will say, “OK, OK, I can see that doing X will help these kids, but what if I don't have time for that now? What can I start doing tomorrow?” Looking back at Chapters 2 and 3, we can affirm that some goals for teaching advanced students do not demand as much preparation as others. They are more within reach of your ...

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