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Teaching Gifted Kids 2018

Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom

Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use
(Updated 4th Edition)


This fourth edition of the “orange bible” brings fresh updates to the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed abilities classroom—seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The book provides information on:

  • Compacting and differentiating skill work and new content
  • Extending reading and writing instruction
  • Planning curriculum for all students at the same time
  • Supporting self-directed independent study
  • Supporting curriculum standards and increasing curriculum rigor
  • Boosting critical and creative thinking skills
  • Using assessments to help students demonstrate what they already know
  • Using technology for accelerated learning and to benefit twice-exceptional (2e) students
  • Serving gifted kids with special needs
  • Managing cluster grouping
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-372-6
Audience: K–12 teachers, administrators
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 256
Digital Content: Includes a PDF presentation for professional development, 60 customizable printable forms, 22 additional extension menus for primary and upper grades, and a parent supplement.
Praise for Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom:

“An excellent book for both beginning and veteran teachers . . . [that] contains tons of highly valuable information written in a concise user-friendly format.”—MiddleWeb

Praise for previous editions:

“This book should be required reading for all teachers before they set foot in the classroom.”—The Gifted Education Association of Reading, Pennsylvania
“A comprehensive manual with excellent strategies and encouragement. Tell your child’s teacher about this book.”—National Association for Gifted Children
“Almost from the day it was published, Susan Winebrenner’s book has become a classic in the field. Moreover, it transcends the relatively small field of gifted child education and has become popular in professional teacher libraries everywhere.”—Gifted Education Communicator

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June 14, 2021 / originalbookedgirl
Practical and easy to use

Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom by Susan Winebrenner has been a real help this year as I was assigned Gifted Case Manager the week before school started. The tools and tips are practical and easy to use. I’d say this is a must have for anyone managing gifted students. 5 stars

June 24, 2019 / Dawn Schechtman
Highly recommended

I frequently use “Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom” and “The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids.” They are both very helpful for ideas and discussions. I highly recommend them!!

June 24, 2019 / Beth
Comprehensive and easily understood!

I recently took a class on teaching gifted students and purchased this book. I have been able to present some ideas to teachers to work with those students that need a ‘little more’ than the general education student as well as the students I work with in an intervention capacity. This book has many useful strategies and printables that can easily be implemented and applied within the classroom.


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