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Challenging exceptionally bright children in early childhood classrooms

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Volume First edition (2013)

Call Number:

Cubb LC3993.218 .G33 2013

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10176576

Keywords:

Gifted children--Education (Early childhood), Gifted children--Education (Preschool)

Abstract:

Contents: Characteristics of exceptionally bright children -- Assessment and identification of exceptionally bright children -- Differentiation: adapting the curriculum, teaching practices, and the learning environment -- Conversation: asking questions and providing authentic feedback -- Connection: helping children learn from each other -- Classroom strategies for the early reader -- Classroom strategies for the advanced mathematician -- Classroom strategies for the young scientist -- Classroom strategies for supporting social-emotional development -- Working with parents and families of exceptionally bright children.; Summary: "Nearly every early childhood classroom has an exceptionally bright child-from the child who starts reading independently at age three to the child who would rather take apart his tricycle than ride on it. This book's strategies help educators create a richer learning environment where exceptionally bright children are encouraged to learn beyond prescribed curriculum goals. It includes identifiers of exceptionally bright children, ideas to change the pace, level, or method of teaching in response to the needs of individual children, and guidance for working with families. Ann Gadzikowski is the early childhood coordinator at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development"-- Provided by publisher.; Summary: "Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms will help you identify exceptionally bright children, includes ideas to help you change the pace, level, or method of teaching in response to the needs of individual children, and provides guidance for working with families"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng