Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented (Revised and Updated Edition)

The focus of this book study isTeaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom:Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs ofthe Gifted and Talented (Revised and Updated Edition) by Sylvia B. Rimm and Susan Winebrenner

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented (Revised and Updated Edition) is a "how to" guide for modifying curriculum for gifted elementary and middle school students in the regular classroom. It contains time-saving forms and ideas for every classroom teachers. It also describes real scenarios with gifted kids that will help inform the regular teacher of some of the gifted child characteristics. 

Session 1: Chapters 1-3
Session 2: Chapters 4-6
Session 3: Chapters 7-9
Session 4: Chapter   10

Requirements for Credit

The power in a book study comes from the dialogue regarding the reading. For that reason, there are requirements related to your answering each posted question and to responding to others' posts. You may post from June 3, 2016-August 7, 2016. Any posts before or after these dates will not be counted. It's all or nothing. No partial credit will be given.  

Prior to the final due date for the blog, participants must:
  • Respond to each question posted. There are 4 "sessions" with about three questions each. 
  • At least 2 times per "session," post comments that specifically address other participants' responses. To allow us to track your comments, include the other participant's blog name and the date he/she posted at the start of your comment. You may agree or disagree with participants, but be sure to include your reasoning. "I agree" is not a meaningful response that contributes to the conversation. "I agree because ..." is more likely to contribute to the dialogue. 
All questions are currently posted. If you do the book study early, you will need to visit again in order to respond to other people's posts and to dialogue about yours.

Session 1-Question 1

What was a new thought/idea for you from Chapter One reading section? Remember to give the page number(s) as to where this idea was generated.

Session 1- Question 2

From Chapter Two, what idea would you like to explore more and why? Give reference to the page number.

Session 1- Question 3

Of the four scenarios in Chapter Three, which one have you experienced either as a learner or educator? How could have compacting and differentiation helped that scenario? Explain why and include page numbers from Chapter Three.

Session 2- Question 1

What "Golden Nuggets" of wisdom did you gain from Chapter Four of reading? Cite page numbers and why these nuggets "spoke" to you during your reading.

Session 2- Question 2

From Chapter Five, what is something that you would apply to a reading or writing class to accommodate gifted students? Why? Remember to give the page numbers.

Session 2- Question 3

What were your "Aahs" during the reading of Chapter Six? Give page numbers.

Session 3- Question 1

Chapter 7 is titled, "I'm Done. Now What Should I Do?". How would you answer that question? (Site page numbers with examples.)

Session 3-Question 2

In chapter 8 there are "Questions and Answers About Cluster Grouping." Which question "spoke" to you and why? Remember to site the page number.

Session 3-Question 3

As an educator, share the "treasures" you gleamed from chapter 9? Why do you think this bit of information will assist meet the learning needs of our gifted population? (Site page numbers with examples.)

Session 4-Question 1

What is advice could you give to a parent for parenting gifted children from Chapter 10 (Site page numbers with examples).

Session 4- Question 2

What was most insightful to you during the reading of this book? Give pages

Session 4- Question 3

Would you recommend this book to your colleagues? Why or why not?