Every other teacher in your building probably has a handy curriculum to follow, a set of textbooks as resources . . . so why not you, the Gifted and Talented Teacher?
Here is a complete 4th grade GATE program--all tried and tested, Common Core Standards based, and successfully implemented using best practices in gifted education. These have been some of my most popular products!
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You get 260 pages of materials guaranteed to produce 85+ hours of contact time throughout the school year including two full units, a STEM construction activity, two of my popular "Friday Math" series lessons, a creative set of activities for 21st Century Learners, and a series of state testing prompts and practice tests.
STEM: Renaissance Style -- Your students become "Renaissance Kids" as they attempt to build the Da Vinci parachute as a prototype, design and build cranes, practice drawing in perspective, and explore the Golden Mean.
Going Commercial -- You'll learn about propaganda, examine vintage advertising primary sources, design a product and a marketing campaign including an investor's pitch, and shoot a commercial. Strong social studies and economics unit with a Friday Math "T-Shirt Entrepeneurs" lesson embedded in the unit.
Collapsible Hoop and Launcher Game -- It's a top seller and has been pinned and re-pinned numerous times. Students use engineering skills to make a cool game with math applications.
Anno's Journey into 21st Century Learning Skills -- A huge favorite of my students. Use the award winning picture book to foster creativity for a day, a week, or off and on throughout the school year.
Scaling Skyscrapers -- Our engineers make a model skyscraper and then use math skills in fractions and proportions to determine scale in this Friday Math lesson.
Sports Pennant Design -- Precision marks this Friday Math lesson built to go deeper into Common Core Standards in geometry.
State Testing Prompt Pack -- Help your students score advanced on state testing through practice in short, constructed responses to poetry, non-fiction/expository, and math.