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Academic Acceleration of Gifted Children Recommended edited by Southern and Jones
A comprehensive textbook on acceleration, with chapters on early acceptance to kindergarten or to college, affective development of acceleration of gifted students, identification of good candidates.  Also available from Amazon.co.uk
Academic Competitions for Gifted Students: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents by Mary Tallent-Runnels and Ann Candler-Lotven
Lists available competitions, with focus on academics, characteristics of good competitions, and useful tips on selecting the right competitions make it unique and valuable. In addition, helps parents and teachers minimize problems and maximize benefits of academic competitions for gifted learners...
Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5 Recommended by Joan Franklin Smutny, Sally Y. Walker, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth 
Practical guide corrects misunderstandings of acceleration and provides the tools necessary to effectively determine the most appropriate learning options for gifted students. Through real-life stories, authors dispel common myths about acceleration and describe what it is, what forms it takes, and what it can do for gifted learners—intellectually, socially, and emotionally.  Includes instructional strategies for implementation in various school settings...
Accent on Essential Life Skills by by Otto Schmidt
Teacher's resource for enrichment units in self-awareness, research, creativity, spirituality, higher-level thinking, communication and leadership...
Applying Multiple Intelligences To Gifted Education: I'm Not Just an IQ Score! by Colleen Willard-Holt and Dan Holt
Demonstrates how to apply Professor Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences (MI) Theory to educating gifted children
Barefoot Irreverence by James R. Delisle
Always diverse in the breadth of his topics, but consistent in his philosophical outlook, Delisle tackles such crucial issues as standardized testing, differentiation, the theory of Multiple Intelligences, the social and emotional lives of gifted children, character education, and the portrayal of gifted children in the media...
Being Gifted in School: An Introduction to Development, Guidance, And Teaching Recommended by Laurence J. Coleman & Tracy L. Cross
For educators, includes definitions and models of giftedness; identification of the gifted; teaching methods and best practices; creativity; counseling and guidance; administrative arrangements; and program prototypes and evaluation... (or from Amazon)
Being Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parents Recommended by Dona J. Matthews and Joanne F. Foster
Practical strategies for the education of exceptionally high ability (a.k.a. gifted) children.  After addressing all the questions, debates and arguments about nature vs. nurture, elitism, testing, creativity, and more... all that's left is to serve the child's educational needs! Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Bright, Talented, and Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners by Joy Lawson Davis Recommended
What does it really mean to be gifted and African American in the U.S. today? What do parents and teachers of gifted black students need to know to help students explore their potential, thrive in school and life. Easy to read, full of great insight for every reader, regardless of race...
Challenge Math Recommended by Edward Zaccaro
"Math is often taught as all scales and no music. This book contains the music!" I couldn't have said it better myself - tons of fun problems...
bullet Challenge Math For the Elementary and Middle School Student for the upper elementary and middle school student Recommended  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca and Prufrock Press
bullet Primary Grade Challenge Math Recommended for the younger elementary student  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
bullet Real World Algebra: Understanding the Power of Mathematics Recommended  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
bullet The Ten Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know (But are Rarely Taught)  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
bullet Becoming a Problem Solving Genius: A Handbook of Math Strategies
bullet Scammed by Statistics Recommended
College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing And Getting into the Right College Recommended by Sandra L. Berger (or from Amazon)
Everything you need to know and do, starting in 7th and stepping right through 12th grade, to plan for college for your gifted student.  Why don't the school counselors tell us this?!  Timelines, checklists, and more
Comprehensive Curriculum For Gifted Learners Recommended by Joyce VanTassel-Baska
Most comprehensive and most practical text on the theory and practical considerations involved in helping gifted students excel...  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Content Based Curriculum for High Ability Learners by Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Catherine Little (or from Amazon)
Written by recognized gifted curriculum leader VanTassel-Baska and her associates at the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary, this award-winning service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children illustrates award-winning curriculum units in language arts, social studies and science...
Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different Recommended by Donald Asher
Looking for the 'right' college for a student, yourself or your child? This book is for you! Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Counseling the Gifted and Talented Recommended by Linda Kreger Silverman
A great resource for understanding the many and complex needs of gifted children... Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Counseling Gifted and Talented Children: A Guide for Teachers, Counselors, and Parents by Roberta M. Milgram
Gives counselors, classroom teachers, gifted education specialists, and parents an understanding of the academic and social-personal needs of gifted and talented students, awareness of ways that they themselves may help these children, and an introduction to the available guidance strategies and materials... Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says Recommended by National Association for Gifted Children, edited by Jonathan A. Plucker & Carolyn M. Callahan (or from Amazon)
The updated edition of the definitive reference book for those searching for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness and gifted education.  Topics include Neural Bases of Giftedness, Early Childhood and Identification, Academic Competitions and Creativity, Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics, and nearly 40 others; each evaluation is written by the leading researchers in the specific field...
The Critical Issues in Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education Series by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, a service publications of the National Association for Gifted Children
Multi-volume collection, written with the busy classroom teacher in mind.  Great topics, with ready-to-implement solutions from respected professionals...
bullet Alternative Assessments with Gifted and Talented Students (or from Amazon)
bulletPatterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty (or from Amazon)
bullet Serving Gifted Learners Beyond the Traditional Classroom: A Guide to Alternative Programs and Service (or from Amazon)
bulletSocial-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students with Tracy Cross and F. Richard Olenchak (or from Amazon)
Crossover Children: A Sourcebook for Helping Children Who Are Gifted and Learning Disabled by Marlene Bireley
Gifted LD kids need to work from their strengths!
Developing Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted and Advanced Learners in Math Recommended by Susan Assouline and Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik
Educators (and parents) guide to educating the math-gifted child... Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Recommended by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy
Society loses out if individuals with autism spectrum disorders are not involved in the world of work, or make other kinds of contributions to society.  This book takes readers -- those on the autism spectrum and their family members, teachers, counselors -- through the career planning process...  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and other Learning Deficits Recommended by Deirdre V. Lovecky
Recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, Lovecky provides insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with various learning difficulties.  Guides parents and professionals through diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school...  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Diverse Populations of Gifted Children: Meeting Their Needs in the Regular Classroom and Beyond by Starr Cline and Diane Schwartz
Written to help classroom teachers identify and plan for gifted children from special populations, including children with disabilities, minorities, the learning disabled, preschoolers, the exceptionally gifted, gifted females and underachievers
Essential Readings in Gifted Education
12 volume collection of seminal articles from Gifted Child Quarterly, with the knowledge and power of more than 25 years of research on giftedness and talent.  Or purchase separately...
bullet Definitions and Conceptions of Giftedness by Robert J. Sternberg and Sally M. Reis
bullet Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs by Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis
bullet Grouping and Acceleration Practices in Gifted Education by Linda E. Brody and Sally M. Reis
bullet Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students by Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Sally M. Reis
bullet Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sally M. Reis
bullet Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students by Alexinia Y. Baldwin and Sally M. Reis
bullet Twice-Exceptional and Special Populations of Gifted Students by Susan Baum and Sally M. Reis
bullet Social/Emotional Issues, Underachievement, and Counseling of Gifted and Talented Students by Sidney M. Moon and Sally M. Reis
bullet Artistically and Musically Talented Students by Enid Zimmerman and Sally M. Reis
bullet Creativity and Giftedness by Donald J. Treffinger and Sally M. Reis
bullet Program Evaluation in Gifted Education by Carolyn M. Callahan and Sally M. Reis
bullet Public Policy in Gifted Education by James J. Gallagher and Sally M. Reis
Exceptionally Gifted Children, 2nd edition Recommended by Miraca Gross
If you have an exceptionally gifted child, Read This Book! A fascinating study of a small group of exceptionally gifted (IQ>160) children, Gross follows these children over 20 years, and includes extensive details about their interests, family background, progress through school, and social and emotional as well as academic status. Gross shows that when these children are not allowed to learn at an appropriate pace and level it places them at serious risk.  Also available from from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls by Myra and David Sadker
Provides shocking evidence of the gender bias that prevents girls from receiving the same education as boys
A Forgotten Voice: A Biography of Leta Stetter Hollingworth by Anne Klein
Dr. Klein has woven the threads of Leta Hollingworth's life and the strands of educational philosophy (both past and present) into a cloak well worth the trying on...
Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds Recommended by Jan and Bob Davidson, with Laura Vanderkam
The Davidsons offer an absorbing look at how our nation is neglecting children of exceptional intelligence. They make a compelling case for re-approaching giftedness as a potential disability (to give more attention to gifted kids) and an even stronger argument for parents, teachers and citizens to consider the potential loss to American society in the costliest imaginable terms.  For excerpts and review, visit Genius Denied.  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Gifted Child Today Readers edited by Susan K. Johnsen and James Kendrick
6 volume collection brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book 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...
bullet Language Arts for Gifted Students
bullet Math Education for Gifted Students  
bullet Science Education for Gifted Students
bullet Teaching and Counseling Gifted Girls
bullet Teaching Gifted Students With Disabilities
bullet Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education
Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers Recommended by James T. Webb, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, Stephanie S. Tolan
Considered the classic text of this field. Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Guiding the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Youth: A Practical Guide for Educators and Counselors by James R. Delisle
Social and emotional issues of the gifted child discussed...
Handbook of Gifted Education by Nicholas Colangelo and Gary A. Davis, editors
This book is a must-have for teachers, administrators and parents of the gifted. The diversity of articles includes all the hot topics of gifted education written by some of the best known experts in the field. This book is especially good for the serious reader who has some background in gifted.  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education Recommended by Felicia A. Dixon and Sidney Moon (or from Amazon)
Helps education professionals interested build effective and comprehensive educational opportunities for gifted secondary students. Offers an in-depth, research-based look at ways schools and classrooms can support the development of gifted adolescents. Each chapter written by leading scholars and researchers in the field, including Nicholas Colangelo, Susan Assouline, Sally Reis, Donna Ford, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Carolyn Callahan. Topics include understanding the gifted adolescent, social/emotional issues, adolescent issues, best practices for curriculum and instruction and programming options (both schoolwide and in specific subject areas), teacher education, and professional development.  (or from Amazon)
Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by Carol Ann Strip
This user friendly guidebook educates parents and teachers about important gifted issues, an ideal resource for the beginner to seasoned veteran in educating gifted children
How the Gifted Brain Learns by David Sousa
Dispelling the myths about the nature of giftedness with credible research, Sousa provides a greater understanding of the idiosyncrasies of gifted children, and the implications for teaching and parenting them...
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Dispelling the myths about the nature of giftedness with credible research, Sousa provides a greater understanding of the idiosyncrasies of gifted children, and the implications for teaching and parenting them...
Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide by Susan K. Johnsen (or from Amazon)
Designed for practicing professionals, with up-to-date information for building an effective, defensible identification process for gifted students...  Read excerpted chapter: Making Decisions About Placement...
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Critical Issues for Diversity in Gifted Education edited by Diane Boothe and Julian C. Stanley (or from Amazon)
How does gifted education serve special populations, including a variety of culturally diverse populations? How does education deal with these children today, and how can we improve their education?  How do gender and/or socio-economic diversity affect gifted education?
Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual; A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration Recommended by Susan G. Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Jonathan Lipscomb, Leslie Forstadt
For schools or parents, the Iowa Acceleration Scale provides a systematic and thorough approach to considering and implementing academic acceleration for gifted and talented students in grades K-8; read Hoagies' detailed review.  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Jane and Johnny Love Math: Recognizing and Encouraging Mathematical Talent in Elementary Students 
A Guidebook for Educators and Parents of young math 'whizzes'
Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders Recommended by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Jean Goerss, Paul Beljan, F. Richard Olenchak, and Sharon Lind
Physicians, psychologist, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors...  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success Recommended by Brock Eide and Fernette Eide
Misapplied labels can be devastating; properly diagnosed labels can change a child's life.  The Eides can help professionals and parents alike, to find the proper labels, as well as learning tools, exercises, and therapies that help children with similar labels.  Each chapter covers a unique learning challenge: Visual Problems, Attention Problems, Autism and Autism-like Disorders, and more...
Mentorship: The Essential Guide for Schools and Business by Jill M. Reilly
This book describes a highly successful mentorship program in 'how to' terms that are easily applied and adaptable to a variety of situations." James T. Webb, Ph.D., Co-Director, SENG
Models of Counseling Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Recommended by Sal Mendaglio & Jean Sunde Peterson (or from Amazon)
Designed to help interested professionals conduct effective counseling with highly able clients, with literature review, tecniques, and case studies for each technique...
A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Recommended The Templeton National Report on Acceleration (free, download from this link!)
Acceleration is a powerful educational ally, but it’s a strategy that requires participation of parents as well as sensitivity to individual needs and circumstances. For that reason, this report is designed not only to persuade readers of the value of acceleration, but also to help schools administer acceleration programs effectively...
Once Upon a Mind: Stories and Scholars of Gifted Child Education by James Delisle
Introduces the research and practice of gifted child education, as well as the individuals who represent current and historical thinking in the discipline, with a strong emphasis on the social and emotional aspects of giftedness
On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children by Tracy Cross (or from Amazon)
Fourth edition of  Tracy Cross' classic research and observations... what we know, and what we don't know about the social and emotional issues facing gifted children
Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education
Multi-volume collection, written with the busy classroom teacher in mind.  Great topics, with ready-to-implement solutions from respected professionals... buy all 25!
bullet Acceleration Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners Frances A. Karnes (or from Amazon)
bullet Advanced Placement Programs and Gifted Students Elisaa F. Brown (or from Amazon)
bullet Advocacy for Gifted Children Joan D. Lewi, Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephen (or from )
bullet Arts Education for Gifted Learners Jesse Rachel Cukierkorn, Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bullet Assessment in the Classroom: The Key to Good Instruction (or from Amazon)
bulletThe Challenges of Educating the Gifted in Rural Areas Joan D. Lewis (or from Amazon)
bullet Challenging Highly Gifted Learners Barbara Gilman, Frances A. Karnes, and Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bullet Curriculum Compacting: An Easy Start to Differentiating for High Potential Students Frances A. Karnes (or from Amazon)
bulletDeveloping Leadership Potential in Gifted Students Suzanne M. Bean (or from Amazon)
bullet Developing Mentorship Programs for Gifted Students Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bullet Early Childhood Gifted Education Nancy Hertzog, Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bullet Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Learners Frances A. Karnes (or from Amazon)
bullet Fostering Creativity in Gifted Students Frances Karnes and Bonnie Cramond (or from Amazon)
bulletGifted Adolescents Paula Olszewski-Kubilius (or from Amazon)
bullet Gifted Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Maureen Neihart and Kenneth Poon (or from Amazon)
bullet Identifying and Nurturing Math Talent M. Katherine Gavin (or from Amazon)
bullet Identifying Gifted Students: A Step-by-Step Guide Susan K. Johnsen, Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bullet Independent Study for Gifted Learners Frances A. Karnes (or from Amazon)
bullet Inventions and Inventing for Gifted Students Thomas Herbert, Frances A. Karnes, and Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bullet Language Arts for Gifted Learners Lauren Miller and Emily Lubkert  (or from Amazon)
bullet A Menu of Options for Grouping Gifted Students Karen Rogers (or from Amazon)
bullet Motivating Gifted Students Frances A. Karnes (or from Amazon)
bullet Questioning Strategies for Teaching the Gifted Frances A. Karnes (or from Amazon)
bullet Science Strategies for Students With Gifts and Talents Michael S. Matthews, Frances A. Karnes, Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bullet Social & Emotional Teaching Strategies Stephanie A. Nugent and Frances A. Karnes (or from Amazon)
bullet Successful Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students Kevin Besnoy (or from Amazon)
bullet Teaching Culturally Diverse Gifted Students Donna Y. Ford (or from Amazon)
bullet Using Media & Technology With Gifted Learners Frances A. Karnes
bullet When Gifted Students Underachieve: What You Can Do About It Sylvia Rimm, Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens (or from Amazon)
bulletWorking with Gifted English Language Learners Michael S. Matthews (or from Amazon)
Reforming Gifted Education: Matching the Program to the Child Recommended by Karen Rogers
THE book for parents and educators, for planning the educational program for a gifted child.  Everything you need to prepare, negotiate, and execute the best possible educational option for each child. Read DITD review...
The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? Recommended by Maureen Neihart, Sally M. Reis, Nancy M. Robinson, Sidney M. Moon (or from Amazon)
What does the research (slim as it is) tell us?  Essential reading for those who wish to enable gifted students to develop their strengths and to position them to make the contributions of which they are capable.  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School Recommended by Judith Wynn Halsted
Roeper Review says "...should be on the shelf of every school library, whether that school offers gifted programming or not."  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students From Diverse Backgrounds Recommended by Jaime A. Castellano and Andrea Dawn Frazier (or from Amazon)
Leading experts in the field combine their knowledge of and leadership experience with gifted students from diverse backgrounds to help include historically underrepresented students in gifted education programs that serve our most able students. Raises the awareness level and knowledge base of all educators, particularly teachers of the gifted, with focus on topics such as gifted education in rural environments, highly gifted learners, twice-exceptional children, gifted females, gifted and talented students on the autism spectrum, English language learners, underachievement, and students from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds...
Spotlight on 2e Booklets Recommended from 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
Spotlight on 2e is a series of easy-to-read, information-rich booklets on 2e topics, that answer all the tough questions, and provide a terrific set of resources for additional information.  I'm already ordering a set for the teachers and administrators in our child's new school this fall!  Available:
bulletUnderstanding your Twice-Exceptional Student (for educators)
bulletParenting Your Twice-Exceptional Child (for parents)
bulletThe Twice-Exceptional Child with Asperger Syndrome
Coming soon:
bulletUnderstanding the Gifted Child with Attention Difficulties
bulletUnderstanding the Gifted Child with Central Auditory Processing Difficulties
bulletUnderstanding the Gifted Child with Dyslexia
Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: best practices for the classroom Recommended by Julia L. Roberts & Tracy F. Inman (or from Amazon)
Most comprehensive and most practical text on the theory and practical considerations involved in helping gifted students excel... 
Students With Both Gifts and Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Outcomes by Tina M. Newman and Robert J. Sternberg
Provides the reader with a broader conceptualization of the gifted/LD learner to include students who have gifts in other domains and who would benefit from being identified and having their talents nurtured.  Provides information for elementary, secondary and college educators, resources for both education and psychology, and information for families, including parents and students...
Talent Development IV: Proceedings from the 1998 Henry B. and Jocelyn Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development by Nicholas Colangelo and Susan G. Assouline, editors
What do the leaders in talent development say? Topics include: Educational policy
World perspectives, Profound giftedness, Radical acceleration, Heritability of abilities, Asynchrony and self, Moral compasses, and Critical thinking.  Also available: Talent Development II and Talent Development III
Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education by Jane Piirto (or from Amazon)
Comprehensive textbook of talent development from birth to adult, with chapters on young children, elementary, middle school, high school and college, and adult talent development, and subjects including identification, program development, and curricula development...
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use Recommended by Susan Winebrenner
Updated third edition for a new generation of teachers and classrooms. An excellent guide to modifying curriculum for gifted elementary and middle school students in the regular classroom
Teaching Kids With Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Challenge and Motivate Struggling Students by Susan Winebrenner and Pamela Espeland  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca
Teaching With Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom Recommended by Jim Fay and David Funk
Fay and Funk demonstrate through various scenarios, tips, and "pearls of wisdom" how and why conducting your class or school according to four key principles can validate your authority, and empower your students.  Presents practical ways in which teachers and administrators can help their students become confident, responsible individuals, internalized in their discipline...
Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom: Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Ages 4-9 by Joan Smutny, Sally Walker, Elizabeth Meckstroth
A new guide for our youngest gifted students... (or from Amazon)
They're Not Bringing My Brain Out by Rosemary Cathcart
Have you ever wondered how to cope with a very bright child when you've got 25 other children in the class?  What to do now you're in charge of the gifted programme?  How to help the teacher understand your gifted child?  This book is written for everyone who lives or works with a gifted child... (published in New Zealand)
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: From Definitions to Practical Intervention Strategies by Susan M. Baum, John Dixon, Steven V. Owens
The gifted and learning disabled child exhibits remarkable talents in some areas and disabling weaknesses in others. This book covers everything a classroom or enrichment teacher must know in order to address the needs of gifted learning disabled youngsters, including identification, learning styles, and more
Understanding Creativity by Jane Piirto
An examination of the psychological impulses that drive the quality in human beings broadly labeled as "creativity," which also covers how parents and teachers can enhance creativity, as well as the cognitive aspect of creative writers, scientists, musicians, and physical performers, as well as ways to assess and train creativity.  Previously titled Understanding Those Who Create
Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students Recommended by Thomas P. Hebert
Comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. Discusses theories that guide our examination of the lived experiences of gifted students; social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners; friendships and family relationships that support them; contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives; and identity development. Examines the complexity of these issues with gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, and twice-exceptional students. Offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment for social and emotional development and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice... (or from Amazon)
Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Twice Exceptional Students Recommended by Kiesa Kay and others
A compendium of 40 articles by parents, teachers, researchers, administrators, and students consider the best educational possibilities for gifted students who also have a disability
Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner by Linda Kreger Silverman
the gifts of the right hemisphere... Adults and children alike will find in this book an opening to hidden abilities they may not even know they have
Classroom Identification of Visual-Spatial Learners: Differentiation Strategies For Creating a Successful Classroom Recommended by Alexandra Shires Golon
Includes strategies for preparing students for timed tests, developing handwriting skills, teaching spelling, getting students organized, and more...
The War Against Excellence: The Rising Time of Mediocrity in America's Middle Schools by Cheri Pierson Yecke
Radical activists do not see the American middle school as an organization to impart academic knowledge, but as an instrument through which they can force social change. Yecke, an experienced teacher and administrator, shows how these activists have implemented their plans and endangered the education of all middle school children--especially those who are gifted... 
The Writing Dilemma: Understanding Dysgraphia by Regina G. Richards
Strategies that work to help students who experience the frustrating problem of dysgraphia. Designed to be fun, practical, and easy to implement, strategies are appropriate for regular or special education teachers as well as parents
Writing Like Writers: Guiding Elementary Children Through a Writer's Workshop Recommended by Kathryn L. Johnson & Pamela V. Westkott
Guided Writer's Workshop for elementary (and even secondary!) students. An excellent resource for teachers, homeschoolers, and students.  Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca


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