Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners
Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K-12 schools. The book describes—and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS—what effective differentiated activities in English language arts look like for top learners. It shares how educators can provide both rigor and relevance within the new standards as they translate them into meaningful experiences for gifted and advanced learners.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction The Common Core State Standards Rationale for the Work Alignment to 21st Century Skills Differentiating the Common Core State Standards for Gifted and Advanced Students Using Cross-Disciplinary Content and Integrating Standards Differentiating Assessments to Encourage Higher Level Reasoning and Creativity Talent Trajectory: Creating Pathways to Excellence in English Language Arts Implementing the Common Core State Standards With Various Program Models in Gifted Education Alignment of the Common Core State Standards With the Gifted Education Programming Standards Implications for Professional Learning When Implementing the Common Core State Standards Collaboration With General and Special Education A Possible Timeline for Implementing the Common Core State Standards Locally Research Support for the Effort Resources to Assist With the Implementation Process References Appendix A: Definitions of Key Terms Appendix B: Evidence-Based Practices in Gifted Education About the Editor About the Contributors
The National Association for Gifted Children’s mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. NAGC aims to help parents and families, K–12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.