Using the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts with Gifted and Advanced Learners

Using the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts with Gifted and Advanced Learners

by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

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"Using the Common Core State Standards in 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 experiences for gifted and advanced learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618210425
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Using the Common Core State Standards
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Joyce VanTassel-Baska is Professor Emerita at The College of William and Mary, where she founded the Center for Gifted Education. Formerly she initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. Joyce has also served as state director of gifted programs in Illinois, a regional director, a local coordinator of gifted programs, and a teacher of gifted high school students. Her major research interests are in the talent development process and effective curricular interventions with the gifted.

She is the author of 22 books and has written more than 500 other publications on gifted education. She was the editor of Gifted and Talented International for several years and received the Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997 from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia in 1993. She received the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award from the University of Toledo in 2003, the President's Award from the World Council on Gifted and Talented in 2005, and the Collaboration and Diversity Service Award from CEC-TAG in 2007.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface x

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction xiv

The Common Core State Standards 1

Rationale for the Work 3

Alignment to 21st Century Skills 5

Differentiating the Common Core State Standards for Gifted and Advanced Students 7

Using Cross-Disciplinary Content and Integrating Standards 30

Differentiating Assessments to Encourage Higher Level Reasoning and Creativity 33

Talent Trajectory: Creating Pathways to Excellence in English Language Arts 37

Implementing the Common Core State Standards With Various Program Models in Gifted Education 43

Alignment of the Common Core State Standards With the Gifted Education Programming Standards 48

Implications for Professional Learning When Implementing the Common Core State Standards 51

Collaboration With General and Special Education 56

A Possible Timeline for Implementing the Common Core State Standards Locally 58

Research Support for the Effort 61

Resources to Assist With the Implementation Process 67

References 73

Appendix A Definitions of Key Terms 77

Appendix B Evidence-Based Practices in Gifted Education 81

About the Editor 86

About the Contributors 87

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