5 Great Picture Books for Young Readers

If you’re looking for great books for bright kids, I’ve got five great books for bright readers that I think you’re going to love. I’ve grouped them together because several of these books are about space or stars. Whether you are building a classroom or home library, or whether you

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7 Picture Books for Bright Readers

If you’re looking for great books for bright kids, I’ve got seven picture books for bright readers that I absolutely love. Whether you are building a classroom or home library, or whether you are looking for great gift ideas, this list will help you find the perfect book. This is

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5 Fabulous Picture Books about Animals

If you’re looking for great books for bright kids, I’ve got five fabulous picture books for about animals that I think you’re going to love. One of them is a triumph of children’s publishing you won’t want to miss. I’ve grouped them together because these are all books about animals!

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Best Tips for Bingo in the Classroom

Quality review activities are essential for content mastery. I’ve written about my favorite ways to review (boring) stuff, and one of those suggestions was review games. Bingo in particular makes a great review game, and there are some best practies for making it as effective as possible. If you like

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Interview with a Gifted Kid: Arley

In this installment of the Interview with a Gifted Kid series, we’ll meet Arley, an eleven-year-old girl from Texas. I usually keep these interviews to about thirty minutes, but Arley and I ended up chatting and chatting forever. It was such a blast. There are two key takeaways from this

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Review Strategies: 6 Tips for Reviewing Boring Stuff

I’ve got six strategies I follow when to create quality review opportunities, even of boring stuff. Let’s face it: sometimes there are things our students (or children) need to know that aren’t that exciting. We know that review is essential to deep learning, but how do we create quality review

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Portrait of an Artist as Young Woman

How can teachers and parents support artistically gifted children? What is artistic process like for young people? In this installment of the Interview with a Gifted Kid series, we’ll meet Ava, an 8th-grader from Texas who is an accomplished artist. This interview is different from the norm in that Ava is artistically

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Celebrating 185 Terrific Teachers!

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (celebrated the first full week in May each year), I decided to save up my allowance and recognize some teachers. I sent an email out to the Gifted Guru Insiders (you can become one here), asking for people to nominate a teacher they thought would

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Learning about The Online Group for Gifted Teens

If you are looking for a safe place on the internet for gifted teens to gather, you will have a hard time. A gifted teen in England decided to change that. She began her own group, The Gifted Gaggle, on the Mighty Networks platform. It bills itself as “A network

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