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1st Edition

Units of Instruction for Gifted Learners
Grades 2-8

ISBN 9781593631963
Published April 1, 2006 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Looking for innovative, successful, and engaging units to use in your gifted elementary classroom or pull-out program? Look no further than Units of Instruction, the latest in Prufrock's collection of easy-to-apply units for the classroom.

Developed by seasoned teachers in the field of gifted education, the five in-depth units of study in this book cover everything from elementary geometry, to a study of slavery, to the inclusion of a media unit in the social studies curriculum. Worksheets, handouts, answer keys, and teacher guides are included with every lesson, making this book an efficient, easy-to-use part of classroom instruction.

Students in grade 2-8 will enjoy taking part in these engaging and interesting units, as they practice their math, science, language arts, and social studies skills in these interdisciplinary studies. Engage your students and capture their interest—include in-depth study in your gifted classroom with Units of Instruction!

Grades 2-8

Table of Contents

Social Studies Units: Crossing the Land to Freedom, Grade Levels 3–5, Media Blitz, Grade Levels 5–8, Science Unit: Magnificent Mascots!, Grade Level 4, Math Units: Sir Face: A Look at the Surface of Shapes, Grade Levels 2–4, The Geometry Box Project, Grade Levels 4–5, About the Authors

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Diana Goodwin Brigham earned a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Tech University, and a master's degree in education from Arizona State University. She also received a master's degree in gifted education from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. She has taught gifted elementary students, been a part-time instructor at Hardin-Simmons University, and published articles in Tempo magazine. She was honored as Teacher of the Year at Austin Elementary and the Region 13 teacher of the year for gifted students in 1998.

Jessica Fell lives and teaches in beautiful British Columbia. She received both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of British Columbia.


Overall, Units of Instruction for Gifted Learners is a well-articulated, complete set of units very likely to appeal to elementary teachers who adhere to a constructivist interdisciplinary approach.,Davidson Institute for Talent Development, 12/1/06