This fourth edition of the "orange bible" brings fresh updates to the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixedabilities classroom - seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The book provides information on:Compacting and differentiating skill work and new contentExtending reading and writing instructionPlanning curriculum for all students at the same timeSupporting self-directed independent studySupporting curriculum standards and increasing curriculum rigorBoosting critical and creative thinking skillsUsing assessments to help students demonstrate what they already know Using technology for accelerated learning and to benefit twice-exceptional (2e) studentsServing gifted kids with special needsManaging cluster groupingDigital content includes a full chapter for parents as well as a PDF presentation for professional development, reproducible forms ready to customize and print for classroom use, and additional extension menus for the primary and upper grades
About the Authors:
Susan Winebrenner, M.S., is a full-time consultant in staff development. She presents workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, helping educators translate educational research into classroom practice. Susan is also the coauthor of Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today's Classroom and The Cluster Grouping Handbook. She lives in San Marcos, California.
Dina Brulles, Ph.D., is a school administrator and the gifted-education director for Arizona's Paradise Valley Unified School District. She also assists districts throughout the United States in developing gifted-education programs. Other books Dina has coauthored include A Teacher' Guide to Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning and The Cluster Grouping Handbook. She lives in Peoria, Arizona.