Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students Grade 4, Project-Based Learning Lessons That Build Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, and Social Skills
The Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students series provides the gifted resource specialist, regular classroom teacher, or counselor with the tools they need to help gifted students in grades 3-5 develop interpersonal skills, reflect on their often intense emotions, and express their creativity. The grade 4 book:
- Contains five units and more than 50 hours of instruction.
- Shares helpful directions for implementing lessons and connecting content across the curriculum.
- Addresses psychosocial skills.
- Features critical thinking activities, hands-on building and design, reading, writing, creativity, and math and science connections.
- Covers relevant topics, including resilience, growth mindset, perfectionism, empathy, self-understanding and identity, friendship, and what it means to be gifted.
Each classroom-tested lesson addresses one or more affective standards from the National Association for Gifted Children, psychosocial development areas for gifted learners, and academic standards.
"Being a gifted and talented coordinator for a school district, I am giving this resource a high-five! The author laid the lessons out in a easy-to-follow manner. Asynchronous learners will benefit greatly from the high-interest lessons that address the five SEL competencies. Clearly, Mark Hess completed his research in the classroom working alongside gifted students in order to design such a fantastic resource for classroom teachers! Social & Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students is a must for all gifted libraries."
-Shyla Christiansen, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Cañon City Schools