Teaching Critical Thinking Skills To Fourth Grade Students Identified As Gifted And Talented
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✏Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Fourth Grade Students Identified as Gifted and Talented Book Summary : The purpose of this action research project was to discover if critical thinking skills could be explicitly taught to fourth grade students identified as gifted and talented. The intellectual standards of clarity, accuracy, relevance, logic, and fairness were the focus of the study. Moving students from being naive and self absorbed about heir thinking to taking ownership of their thoughts was the goal. The primary source for the activities came from the Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children (Elder, 2002). Data sources included a student pre- and post-assessment, classroom teacher observation inventory, talented and gifted teacher observation inventory, and both student and teacher journals. There was evidence that teaching these skills raised student awareness of their thinking as well as student attempts to improve in the use of the intellectual standards. The data were difficult to quantify, yet positive growth trends were evident.
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📒Career Planning For Gifted Students ✍ Michele Henderson
✏Career Planning for Gifted Students Book Summary : Most of the parents and teachers often assume that career planning for gifted and talented children will take care of itself. But evidence is mounting to show that the path from education to career is not always smooth for them, and it may be further complicated by sociol-emotional problems that gifted children often face. Thus, there is an urgent need for parents to properly plan career options for their children in advance. But how? This book offers some easy tips.
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📒Jacob S Ladder Reading Comprehension Program Level 4 ✍ Joyce VanTassel-Baska
✏Jacob s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program Level 4 Book Summary : The "Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program" targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts using a field-tested method developed by the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary. Using three skill ladders connected to individual readings in poetry, short stories, and nonfiction, students move from lower order, concrete thinking skills to higher order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering language arts standards, such as sequencing, cause and effect, classification, making generalizations, inference, and recognizing themes and concepts. The "Jacob's Ladder" guides provide teachers with an explanation of the nature and substance of supplementary tasks in reading comprehension that will help prepare students for their state assessment tests. At the same time, these tasks will move students from basic reading comprehension to more critical reading behaviors. Also included are an overview of the goals and objectives of "Jacob's Ladder" tasks and suggestions for implementation, giving every teacher of gifted readers the tools needed to create a successful reading classroom. Grades 7-9
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📒Why Race And Culture Matter In Schools ✍ Tyrone C. Howard
✏Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools Book Summary : While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Important reading for anyone who is genuinely committed to promoting educational equity and excellence for all children, this accessible book: Outlines the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools. Calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings.Presents empirical data from schools that have improved achievement outcomes for racially and culturally diverse students.Focuses on ways in which educators can partner with parents and communities. “This book will be challenging for some readers and affirming for others. It is at times disheartening and at other times inspiring; sometimes anguishing but always enlightening.” —From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, University of Washington–Seattle, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition “Tyrone Howard provides a multi-dimensional and textured look at why students of color continue to struggle in the nation's schools. However, he does not stop there. This book points toward the solutions we have been seeking--partnerships, principles, and persistence.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison
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