Identifying young gifted learners is difficult, especially since many of the assessments currently being used are not appropriate for the youngest children. Research has shown that identifying through observation is an effective element in the early identification process.
The six activities in this guide are designed to be used with the Pattycakes book, "I Love You Just Because" (also available on our TpT store). Each activity is designed to elicit one or more key observable behaviors:
* Evaluative Thinking
The activities can be used with an individual student or the whole class, as they are age-appropriate for all. This is a great resource even if you are not using it for gifted identification. Children love the engaging activities and we even give you suggestions for further extensions.
Please contact us if you are interested in classroom sets of the paperback book, "I Love You Just Because". We offer great bulk discounts!
We also provide K-12 professional development to teachers throughout the world. Please check out our home website at www.denovolearning.org to see program options and availability. We look forward to hearing from you.