Educating Gifted And Talented Students

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jul 11, 2014 4:30:59 AM

Strategies To Meet The Needs Of GATE Students


Lexile Levels

Lexile levels are one indicator of reading ability. Higher Lexile measures represent a higher level of reading ability. Lexile score ranges vary depending on grade level. Lexile ranges are determined by percentile rank. Readers proficient for their grade level score better than 53 to 72 percent of other students. There is no specific gifted measure for Lexile scoring. Scoring higher than at least 87 percent of others at the same grade level is considered to be an advanced Lexile level. Gifted students should search for titles at and above their current Lexile levels. Students can document their Lexile levels on a chart. They should be encouraged to increase their Lexile levels and monitor their progress on a graph.

Using an online book program, students, families and educators can search for books using Lexile levels. Lexile levels are just one, of many, reading indicators.


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Grade Levels And Interest Age

The vast majority of intellectually gifted kids read at or above their grade level. Using an online book program, students, educators and families can search for titles using the grade level functions. Educators can make classroom guidelines for students. Pupils should be required to read multiple genres of books that are at and above their grade level. Gifted students should be encouraged to read complex text from multiple genres. Gifted children can chart their own academic progress chart that are indicative of their current reading level and the number of pages they have read.

Online book users can search for titles by grade level and or interest age using the Big Universe program.


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Online Books Can Help Meet The Needs Of Mentally Gifted Kids

Using Read Aloud Books To Develop Fluency In Another Language

GATE students should be encouraged to learn multiple languages. Readers have the opportunity to enjoy many titles in many different languages. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is helpful for teaching a second language to learners of all ages. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to another language and new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informative and engaging texts that teach children about multiple subjects at

Important Resource Books For Parents And Educators

thumb-1 Improving Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration-Book C

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781612473321

Thirty-six activities and lessons (Lessons 1-36) teach students a wide range of critical thinking skills including excellence in communication, problem solving, creative thinking, and collaborative learning. Sample activities include: Thinking like an Innovator; Protecting Ideas; Thinking Critically; Making Good Decisions; Communicating Ideas; Collaborating and Presenting Together. Includes 16 graphic organizers & assessment tool.

thumb-5 Using Technology, Information, and Media-Book T

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781612473338

Thirty-six activities and lessons (Lessons 37-72) teach students information literacy, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information. Includes: Defining Types of Information; Sharing Information; Defining Media; Creating Newsletters; Defining Technology; Blogging. 16 graphic organizers & assessments.

thumb-4 Succeeding in the Workplace and in Life-Book W

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781612473345

Thirty-six activities and lessons (Lessons 73-108) teach wide-ranging life skills such as, flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social skills, productivity, accountability, leadership, and responsibility. Sample activities include: Dealing with Change; Following Schedules; Applying Learning Styles; Being Truthful in Business; Listening Effectively; Living by a Code of Ethics. (16 graphic organizers & assessment tool)

thumb-1 Have You Heard? Active Listening

by John Burstein (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778797883 AR:

Good listening is enhanced by paying attention, making eye contact, asking questions, and giving feedback. What Did You Say? helps make learning to be a better listener easy and fun




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