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Independent Study Program
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This innovative kit offers a timesaving, exciting program for engaging every gifted student in your classroom. Watch the excitement among your students grow as they work through the research process of selecting a topic, organizing a topic, asking questions, using a study method, collecting information, developing a product, presenting the information, and evaluating the independent study. This step-by-step program can be used by students working alone, in small groups, or by the entire class.

The Resource Cards offer ideas for students and teachers, information and examples for each step of the research process, and opportunities for students to learn the process independently.

Includes a set of 100 Resource Cards.



Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is professor emerita of the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University.

Kathryn L. Johnson teaches in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island. With a lifelong love of literature and language, Kay is a writer, a calligrapher, and a bookbinder of original, one-of-a-kind books. She lives in rural Rhode Island with her husband and two teenage sons. This is her fourth publication with Prufrock Press.


Collaboratively compiled and expertly co-authored by academicians Susan K. Johnsen (Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Baylor University) and Kathryn Lee Johnson (Adjunct Professor, School of Education, University of Rhode Island), the Independent Study Program includes a teacher's guide, a student workbook, and a set of 112 resource cards. Classroom teachers are provided with step-by-step instructions for organizing materials and guiding their students through the research process. Featuring teaching tips for students at all levels, Independent Study Program lays out just what is required for successful classroom management including suggestions, advice, helpful rubrics, checklists, and student rating scales. With sample lesson plans and real-world examples, Independent Study Program can provide the basis for adding an independent study program to elementary school curriculums regardless of the subject to be studied. Independent Study Program is also highly recommended for use by home schooling parents.,James A Cox,Midwest Book Review, 10/10/07