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Challenging the Gifted Child


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Foreword. Preface. 1. The Nature of the Book. 2. Reading and Responding. 3. Inventing Open Challenges and Recording Progress. 4. Choosing and Juxtaposing the Books. 5. Practical Issues. 6. Language and Writing. 7. Looking to the Future. Further Reading. References. Index.

About the Author

Margaret Stevens is qualified in special needs teaching and has personal experience of raising a gifted child. She lives in the UK and since her retirement has been acting as a mentor for distance learning pupils of her reading programme for able young readers.


This is a book for anyone who wants to create rich learning opportunities for children with advanced reading skills. Margaret Stevens's passion for developing a love of reading in children stems from her own experience as the mother of a gifted child, and her book is written with parents in mind as well as teachers. It will definetely appeal to home educators but would also be a valuable resource for teachers wanting to respond positively to parents looking for guidance on how to support their gifted child. She understands that gifted pupils left to their own devices do not always flourish; they often need a greater degree of stimulation and encouragement, and opportunities to express themselves in a freer, more creative way than the busy classroom allows. -- G & T Update

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