Creative Activities for Gifted Readers: Dynamic Investigations, Challenging Projects, and Energizing Assignments. Grades K-2

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Good Year Books, 2007 - Education - 140 pages
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To fulfill the need of gifted students for exciting, energizing, focused challenges, these two books of activity ideas offer numerous single-period and multi-week activities designed to stimulate creativity and enhance higher-level thinking. The grades K-2 book includes word puzzles, analogies, short-term research activities, Readers Theatre scripts, six guided book discussions, and a booklist for gifted readers. The grades 3-6 volume focuses on developing six thinking skills (literal comprehension, reorganization, interpretation, evaluation, appreciation, and application) through engagement with puzzles and mental challenges, word wizards, analogies, one- to two-week investigative activities, long-term project ideas, and tools for critical analysis of literary characters, settings, and events. The briefer activities are often based on reproducible handouts. Answer keys. Illustrated. Good Year Books.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How to Use To This Book
4
Puzzlers
7
Analogies
27
Research
61
Creative Thinking
83
Literature Activities
100
Readers Theatre
115
100 Books for Gifted Readers in Grades K2
130
Answer Key
134
About the Author
140
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Author Anthony D. Fredericks is a native of Newport Beach, California. After working as an elementary educator and reading specialist, he is currently a Professor of Education at York College, York, Pennsylvania. As the author of 20 award-winning children's books as well as more than 50 resource books for teachers and parents, he is a frequent visitor to schools around the country, where he shares his enthusiasm and love for writing.

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