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.
Chapter 5: Meeting the Needs of Advanced Students: Strategies to Extend Learning
Meeting the Needs of Advanced Students: Strategies to Extend Learning
“Is it possible to attempt larger projects in a manageable way?”
Teachers ask this question somewhat incredulously. Yet it is possible to do larger projects in a reasonable way if you've laid the groundwork from Chapter 4 and are practicing some of the changes suggested. The strategies described here depend on your having reached a certain comfort level with those introduced in Chapter 4. Let us say that your classroom provides a variety of multilevel resources and can accommodate both small-group and independent learning activities. This means that you can create more choices for advanced students that build on what they know, adjust the pace and level ...