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Teaching Gifted Children in Today’s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Children Ages 4–9


These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and giftedness in diverse populations. Includes real-life scenarios and extensive annotated resources. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.


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ISBN: 978-1-63198-023-7
Audience: Teachers, grades preK–3
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 248
Digital Content: Includes customizable reproducible forms from the book
Praise for Teaching Gifted Children in Today’s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

“A ‘must-have’ for every early childhood and primary teacher’s educational library. Through their collective wisdom and clear understanding of the needs of the whole gifted child, the authors provide a plethora of strategies . . . that any primary teacher could use the next day with his/her gifted and talented students.”—Julie A. Brua, Ed.D., assistant superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction; director of the Gifted and Talented Education Program for Aptakisic-Tripp School District No. 102, Illinois
“I enthusiastically applaud this update of the already impressive original version. Teachers will find this book both a classic and an inspiration toward teaching with creativity and innovation in today’s classroom.”—Dina Brulles, Ph.D., director of gifted education, Paradise Valley Unified School District, Arizona
“This engaging and informative book is filled with current information on meeting the needs of young children with gifts and talents. Practical strategies and examples are given for implementing the ideas . . . a must-have resource for educators and families.”—Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D., senior scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“A wonderful new book that contains a vast amount of helpful, practical information for anyone interested in gifted education. It will serve as a great resource for teachers, administrators, counselors, and parents of young gifted students who want to learn new and innovative ways to spark imagination and learning.”—Patricia Hollingsworth, Ed.D., director, University School at the University of Tulsa

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