My friend Ken Smith sent me a copy of his latest book, Engaging Gifted Readers & Writers: 35 Ideas for Integrating Common Core Into Your Language Arts Curriculum
What I love about this book is that each idea is captured quickly on two or three pages, including an example and typically a worksheet. Many teaching books take the long way around to explain an activity.
This book focuses on language arts, incorporating reading and writing, and also speaking activities. There are also historical applications using some of the character analysis tools.
And these are all wonderfully open-ended activities. If you let your gifted kids go, they’ll all end up in some fascinating places. They’ll create new situations, placing characters in police interviews, in courtrooms, and on shopping sprees. I also liked the poetry tools for teaching imagery, rhythm, and meter.
Here’s a look at the list of lessons and activities:
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