Tips & Strategies for Teaching the Gifted Student

Need some challenging lesson plans to teach your gifted and exceptional class? Find a wealth of resources for talented students, in math, literature, art and other subjects. These activities and project ideas are sure to keep the brightest minds learning and on track. Also find ideas for group work, classroom activities and other interactive ideas.

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    Do your more talented students sometimes struggle working in groups? Do you need ideas for grouping and creating a strong activity for them to work on together? Providing a theme may help them to tap into their thirst for excess knowledge and promote further learning in the classroom.
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    Gifted students may be the best problem-solvers in your math classroom or the ones who will assert that they are just not into math. Either way, teachers can take a simple math lesson on ratios and create both a challenging opportunity and a teaching moment for gifted students in math classes.
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    Teaching students who are reading at a level beyond their chronological age is a challenge, especially with young children. Choosing content for reading instruction and class activities requires care and preparation. Read on for some tips on reading instruction for gifted students.
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