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50% off individual purchases with this collection! Hours and hours and hours! Ready to go today!

One of the best purchases I made in my early career was a book of guidelines for teaching gifted students. It contained a few samples of what sort of work these students might do. I’ve often lent it to colleagues over the years. What I really needed, though, was a book I could give to colleagues, and say, “Here! Try this stuff!” HERE IS THAT BOOK!

7 new units added to this already highly-rated collection—please see the comments from your colleagues! These new units are designed for independent study. Of course, any independent unit takes some prep, but once you get your GATE kids going, they’ll be able to take off independently and at an appropriate challenge.

Sprinkle these upper elementary lessons throughout the school year. They’re either designed for your whole classroom—allowing all your students to shine including gifted learners—or are independent studies and extensions for gifted learners. You won’t have to spend a bunch of extra time finding materials either, because most are commonly found in school.

Common Core State Standard references help you keep your curriculum tight and aligned. You don’t have to feel you might be missing something with these challenging, creative activities. On the contrary . . . you rock!

You get over 619 pages of lessons across the curriculum designed with best practices in mind. Don’t expect 619 worksheets. You know and I know that’s not what we’re all about. You’ll get plenty of activity sheets ready to print and ready to go for tomorrow’s class, and you’ll also get explanations including sample responses and guidance to help you deliver these lessons and activities effectively.

Here is what you’ll get in this collection:

Nametag Math and Peak Math, Gritty GATE: Hours and hours of challenges! for use with your advanced class, small group, or designed for individual projects. This is hands-on, highly visual, challenging and includes cross-curricular pieces. It’s all Common Core referenced. Recommended for GATE 4th and 5th through 7th grades.

Doodles Creativity, Writing, and 3D Art Adventure: Create a character from a doodle, stuff him, and lead him on a writing adventure.

Friday Math—T-Shirt Entrepreneurs: How many T-shirt designs will you sell? A fun activity with math, economics, and graphic design.

STEM Kid Engineering—Toy Car Air Propulsion Challenges: Can you make a self-propelled toy car?

Primary Sources—Suitcases, An Immigrant’s Journey: Examine Ellis Island primary sources and pack your dearest possessions into a mini suitcase.

Road Trip Adventure—A Cross-Curricular Writing Journey: Make your way across the USA with rich writing activities and fun art challenges.

My Flag: Metaphors, Graphic Art, and Public Speaking for 21st Century Learners

Team Uniforms—GATE Hands-on Literacy: Well, what uniform would your fictional character wear? Create metaphors, and dress them up.

Fortune Cookie Vocabulary: Challenge your thinking with this sweet treat and origami construction.

Literacy Extension Cube for Advanced Learners: Done already? Roll the cube and extent your thinking.

Vocabulary Choice Cards: 14 ready to copy and cut vocabulary choice cards for different learning styles.

Novel STAX Independent Reading Program: Students not only choose and respond to independent novel choices, they write the questions. Use it all school year and for many years, and watch your STAX and projects grow.


Time Travel History Adventure—Similar to the Road Trip Adventure, this unit has students reading and writing across the curriculum with a history focus.

Case File Biographies—Non-Fiction biography study that is creative and hands-on. Write and think about the subject on deeper levels. You may want to use this one for the whole class.

Non-Fiction Projects—This is LOADED with great activities and great variety.

Anno’s Journey—Excellent to use as a sponge, a full-unit, or a center resource.

Colorado Flag Design—Fun, challenging, and very STEAMy. Math and engineering focus.

Afternoon of the Elves—A full literature unit for your advanced readers. Never read this book? It is a masterpiece. I have no idea how it didn’t win the Newberry.

Math People—hands-on math with an engineering and design focus similar to Peak Math and Nametag Math.
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