Gifted & Talented Standards Support
Inspired by the National Association for Gifted Children1, the reference points that are bolded below can enhance your gifted and talented instruction.
Provide responsive literacy instruction that varies content, pacing, and outcomes to meet and support readers.
Embark on a visual literary adventure that compares three sojourns using resources for Around the World by Matt Phelan.
Use Multi-Leveled Lessons such as Nonfiction Read and Respond to differentiate instruction based on learning outcomes.
Analyze how characters, back story, and conflict are represented using related editions of texts like these:
- Access resources in a variety of formats such as audio, video, and text to support student learning styles.
Prompt higher level thinking by varying the complexity and format of discussion prompts by using diverse resources.
Extend instruction and facilitate conversation with resources for paired fiction and nonfiction titles like The One and Only Ivan and Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of a Shopping Mall Gorilla. Explore more paired lists.
Discuss the complexity of wordless books such as Journey by Aaron Becker.
Learn about these changemakers to begin lessons on activism and to encourage creativity and leadership.
Differentiate instruction or assessment to accommodate learning styles using a variety of digital resources.
Explore the Author & Illustrator Interview Collection to connect with your favorite book creator and discover different ways interviews are conducted.
Compare written, video, and audio interviews for The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.
Model creating and selecting thoughtful questions for student-led discussion groups within the Book Guides & Lessons Collection.
Tap into learning interests by providing preference-based reading opportunities with the Reader's Advisory Tool.
Examine text complexity tools to guide book and genre selection.
Use the Text Complexity Toolkit to evaluate text for differentiation and consideration.
Promote discussion and facilitate conversation with readers using a Text Complexity Rubric.
Develop visual literacy skills with The Bell Rang by James Ransome while using textual clues in this picture book for older readers.
1. Referenced from "Gifted Education Strategies." National Association for Gifted Children, https://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/gifted-education-practices.