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Author Stevens, Margaret.

Title Challenging the gifted child : an open approach to working with advanced young readers / Margaret Stevens ; foreword by Judith Hare
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (191 pages) : illustrations
Contents Building your course -- Reading and responding -- Openness and challenge -- Choosing and juxtaposing the books -- Practical issues -- Language and writing -- Concluding thoughts
Summary Gifted children are quick on the uptake, can be frustrated by repetition and easily become impatient when unchallenged. Challenging the Gifted Child outlines a tried and tested approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy and value of reading. The author explains the criteria for choosing appropriate reading for the child and describes ways to help deepen their understanding of both literature and language. Using examples from the author's extensive experience, this book encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading programme for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school. Photocopiable materials are included, along with samples of reading lists for different age groups. This book provides practical advice for working with advanced young readers and will be an ideal resource for anyone who has responsibility for educating a gifted child
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gifted children -- Books and reading -- Great Britain.
Gifted children -- Education -- Great Britain.
Reading -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281892491
1843105705 (paper)
184642853X (electronic bk.)
9781843105701 (paper)
9781846428531 (electronic bk.)