How can we provide challenges for the gifted and talented primary school pupil in an inclusive classroom setting?
Using tried and tested examples, this book shows the busy teacher how to challenge able children in their mixed-ability class - where time and resources are usually limited.
The practical tasks will show you how carefully designed activities can cater for a range of abilities. The book has section on:
- creating a working environment that helps more able pupils to thrive;
- varying the way you ask pupils questions;
- thinking about multiple intelligences and ways to develop them;
- developing different levels of challenge in classroom activities;
- allowing pupils some choice in the activities they do;
- advice on how to run whole-class research projects.
A glossary of key terms and a range of photocopiable material are included.
Class teachers, GATCOs, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Teachers, trainee teachers and LEA advisers looking for practical teaching ideas to challenge gifted children will find this book ideal for use in their settings.
Chris Smith is Lecturer in Support for Learning and Inclusive Education at the University of Glasgow. She is a Project Leader with the Scottish Network for Able Pupils