Wednesday, May 20, 2009

And Now For a Word. . .

I've been working hard to gather some of my favorite books on the topic of giftedness. I've finally overcome some of the technological issues and I've posted the collection here. The timing has been perfect because there are a couple of books that are really great for anyone looking for more information on my current series, Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom. I will be back tomorrow with more great strategies.

The first book I recommend is Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom by Susan Winebrenner. This book is awesome! Many of my tips are taken or modified from this great guide on how to teach gifted kids better. I particularly like the information it provides on learning to see parents as partners instead of adversaries. It has a whole section of black line masters to help you create your own forms as well. Even better, it has a CD-ROM with the same black line masters!

The second book a similar, but a little more specific. It's called Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom by Joan Smutny. This book focuses on resources and strategies for children ages 4-9. They have unique and specific needs that are addressed in detail here.

These are both great books whether you are a seasoned gifted teacher, a new teacher, or even a parent hoping to better advocate for your gifted kiddoe. Enjoy!

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