1st Edition

Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students Grade 5, Project-Based Learning Lessons That Build Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, and Social Skills

By Mark Hess Copyright 2021
    126 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    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 5 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.

    Introduction Unit 1: Open in Case of Emergency: Perfectionism Lesson 1.1: Perfectionism in Literature: A Character Analysis Lesson 1.2: Understanding Perfectionism Lesson 1.3: Permission to Be a Perfectionist Lesson 1.4: Emergency Messages Unit 2: Breadcrumbs and Balloons: Curiosity and Talent Development Unit Preparation: Filling Your Classroom With Breadcrumbs Lesson 2.1: Exploring Language Lesson 2.2: Breadcrumb Discoveries Lesson 2.3: Creating Paper Balloons Unit 3: Saving the World: Empathy and Global Awareness Lesson 3.1: A Story of a Flood: Compassion Lesson 3.2: A Big World Lesson 3.3: Primary Source Analysis Lesson 3.4: Jonas Salk Biography Lesson 3.5: Miracle Medicine Writing Lesson 3.6: Creating a Miracle Product Unit 4: Bibliotherapy: Giftedness Lesson 4.1: Vocabulary and Critical Thinking Lesson 4.2: Critical Thinking Extensions 02 Lesson 4.3: Giftedness in the Classroom Unit 5: Family Keepsakes: Identity and Values Lesson 5.1: Exploring Keepsakes Lesson 5.2: Keepsake Products and Gallery Walk Lesson 5.3: Free Verse Poetry and Primary Sources Conclusion: Dear Gifted Learner References Appendix: Miss Laynie About the Author


    Mark Hess is a SENG board member and the editor of the SENG Library. He is President-Elect of the Colorado Association for Gifted Students and serves as the Gifted Programs Specialist in a large, urban school district in Colorado Springs. Mark also serves as an advisory committee member for NAGC’s Teaching for High Potential. As Portable Gifted and Talented, Mark has shared over 24,000 free resources for teachers and parents of gifted children. You can visit his website at www.giftedlearners.org.