Language Arts For Gifted Students

Language Arts For Gifted Students

by Susan K. Johnsen, James Kendrick


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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Reader series brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Students who are gifted in English and language arts are able to discern the authors' purpose, anticipate layers of meaning, and use prior knowledge to make connections between the present text and the previous experiences, a complicated feat for any young child. "Language Arts for Gifted Students" offers information on the characteristics and identification of students who are gifted in English and language arts; how to develop differentiated curricula that include multicultural components; and specific teaching strategies, such as integrating drama with literature, using storytelling activities, and developing a writers' workshop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593631659
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: A Gifted Child Today Reader Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,227,941
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University. She directs the Ph.D. program, and programs related to gifted and talented education. She is past-president of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. She has written more than 100 articles, monographs, technical reports, and books related to gifted education. She is a frequent presenter at international, national, and state conferences.

She is editor of Gifted Child Today and serves on the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly and Journal for Advanced Academics. She is the author of Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide. She also coauthored the Independent Study Program and three tests that are used in identifying gifted students: Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students (TOMAGS), Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI-3), and Screening Assessment for Gifted Students (SAGES-2).

James Kendrick, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baylor University. He holds a doctorate in Communication and Culture from Indiana University, Bloomington. For 7 years, he was the Scholarly Division Editor at Prufrock Press Inc., where he oversaw the publication of several research journals and numerous books in the field of gifted education.

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