We use this Caldecott Award Winning book to address social-emotional standards for primary gifted students. Not just a social-emotional unit, we answer critical thinking questions, explore literary theme and other ideas, and create a fun island adventure using a grid.
Great stuff for our youngest gifted learners: It’s hands-on, requires critical thinking, and good fun.
NAGC Learning and Development Standards
1.1 Self-Understanding. Students with gifts and talents demonstrate self-knowledge with respect to their interests, strengths, identities, and needs in socio-emotional development and in intellectual, academic, creative, leadership, and artistic domains.
1.2 Self-Understanding. Students with gifts and talents possess a developmentally appropriate understanding of how they learn and grow; they recognize the influences of their beliefs, traditions, and values on their learning and behavior.
Time: about 4 hours
Level: K-2, Can be Stretched to 3rd
Materials: Included or common classroom materials. You will need a copy of The Little Island.