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Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8 Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons by Ann Marie Maccagnano

Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8 Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons


Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8 Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons by Ann Marie Maccagnano

This book is designed to help Ku8 teachers identify a studentAEs areas of potential giftedness and provide appropriate activities and units of study to develop and nurture their talents. Strengthening instruction by helping educators identify childrenAEs strengths early, Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8: Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons offers challenging and engaging lessons and activities that lead to immediate informal assessment of studentsAE strengths and needs. The materials cover the cognitive, affective, and creative areas and assist teachers in planning programs and learning experiences to develop studentsAE abilities, including 'analysis activities' to extend and enrich the everyday curriculum.


Provides teachers and student teachers with easy activities and lesson plans to be integrated into any school curriculum. -- The Bookwatch, July 2007 The activities are wonderful. They are clearly explained, easy to administer, and entertaining. -- Frank Buck, Curriculum Supervisor An extensive and useful collection of easily implemented lessons and activities that teachers will use often. In particular, I appreciated the rationale for providing unique educational experiences for gifted students. -- Mary Johnson, Principal The ideas in this book are great! Teachers are looking for ideas to work with children with diverse strengths and talents. This book offers those ideas. -- Raynice Jean-Sigur, Assistant Professor The projects are teacher-tested and the ideas presented are challenging, creative, and fun. The author is very experienced and uses that experience to give proven and useful activities, evaluative tools, and rubrics for the gifted. -- Ken Klopack, Art & Gifted Education Consultant

About the Author

Ann Maccagnano is a gifted and talented specialist in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District in New York. A teacher of gifted students for the past 11 years, Maccagnano has a master's degree in elementary education with a Gifted Education Extension Certificate and has received the Outstanding Undergraduate in Elementary Education (OUEE) Finalist Award.

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Publication date

24th April 2007


Ann Marie Maccagnano

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SAGE Publications Inc


136 pages


Teaching of gifted students
Teaching skills & techniques



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