Students begin their journey as readers with simple phonic lessons, but even with the apparent ability to read, many grow and struggle to garner meaning from text – a skill that goes far beyond identifying words. Learn how to recognize reading skill gaps and how to teach your gifted students to think critically about the texts they read.
Have you ever glanced at a piece of mail and known exactly what it was without reading the full text? That skill is part of your schema, the experiences you’ve had and inferences you can make to give meaning to text. Reading is a skill that encompasses far more than phonemic awareness. Learn how to guide your gifted students to create dynamic meaning from their readings.
- Understand gifted students’ unique social and emotional needs
- Teach students to draw from schema and text to create meaning
- Use running records to hone in on reading problems