A typical language arts curriculum includes a wide range of receptive and expressive language skills, including reading, viewing, listening, thinking, writing, speaking, and performing. Topics taught within a language arts curriculum generally include grammar, vocabulary, rhetoric, literature, poetry, drama, criticism, research, and journalism. Standards promulgated by the National Council of Teachers of English mention even more language arts topics, including visual language, media techniques, databases, computer networks, and dialects across cultures.

This entry discusses language arts curricular constraints that hinder gifted children and discusses how teachers and parents can accelerate and enrich the language arts experiences of gifted children. The curricular and instructional strategies in this entry capitalize on various characteristics of gifted children, including strong curiosity, heightened concern with justice and fairness, advanced powers of ...

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