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by Brenda McGee,Debbie Triska Keiser

Kids love exploring complex topics, and the more than 150 ready-to-use projects in this book will get their minds working and their hands investigating as they complete fun tasks like "Can You See Sound?" and "It's All in the Advertising." The research-oriented activities in this book will help teachers provide differentiated learning experiences for advanced and gifted learners based on grade-level content. Each project is written for learners in grades 3-5 to use independently, and the teacher-friendly projects require very few additional materials and very little guidance. The projects are fully integrated, with many employing skills from several content areas. Learners will use 21st-century skills as they explore grade-level content more deeply through specific, intensive online research.
Download Differentiated Projects for Gifted Students: 150 Ready-to-Use Independent Studies epub
ISBN: 1593639678
ISBN13: 978-1593639679
Category: Education
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Author: Brenda McGee,Debbie Triska Keiser
Language: English
Publisher: Prufrock Press (December 1, 2012)
Pages: 200 pages
ePUB size: 1632 kb
FB2 size: 1973 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 167
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There are some great projects in here to use with not only gifted students, but to give students projects that help them dig deeper on subjects. I use this a lot for students who need extension, but at times use it in the classroom as a project on a subject I'm teaching. The kids love it. Some of the projects are a little boring though, but the majority are neat ideas!
I teach gifted students in a pull-out program. This is a PERFECT resource with projects ready to go that are broad enough for each student to tailor it to his/her interests.
My students really enjoyed doing these projects this year! Lots of variety ????????
Okay resource
I like the projects and intend to start writing them into my weekly plans this week!
This fantastic resource contains 150 differentiated projects targeted towards gifted students in grades 3-5. Each lesson lists the material required, the steps needed to complete the project, and includes the charts or organizers that are used for the project. Teachers working with self-contained gifted classrooms, planning lessons for gifted pull-out or cluster groups, or those who have high-ability students in their classroom who need differentiated materials will benefit from these projects. The book is laid out in a clear, organized fashion with projects organized by subject area making it a great teacher resource. Subject areas include various topics in social studies, science, and history. Many of the project guides could be printed out and completed independently by a student making a substantial number of these projects also suitable for independent study. A portion of the projects include some element of creativity asking a child to create a novel product. Many of the projects also allow the child some choice in what they are learning by requiring the child to research a topic of their choice. This is definitely a must-have resource for teachers of gifted children, especially in the domains of social studies and science.

5 stars out of 5
As a teacher who has taught multiple grades and ability levels, I found this book extremely valuable. The ready-to-use, hands-on activities are easy to follow. The materials and steps are clearly defined. I like that gifted students can do the activities independently, but I could also do the activities whole-group and guide my students through the learning. I highly recommend this book for general education classes and gifted classrooms.