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By The GATE Way
This novel study guide is designed to use with high level 4th and/or 5th grade students, and was specifically designed with gifted students in mind. It could also be used with middle school grades. The level of depth in questioning and discussions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, GATE, Literature Circles
$5.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This is an advanced novel study for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle, soon to be a major motion picture! Included in this resource: — Teacher Guide with ideas for implementation — Complete printable student vocabulary booklet with advanced
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, GATE
$8.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This is an advanced novel study for The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Included in this resource:— Teacher Guide with ideas for implementation— Ongoing Student Notes— Chapter-by-chapter Thinking Frameworks— Pre- and Post- Thinking Frameworks—
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, GATE
$6.50
10 ratings
3.9
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By The GATE Way
This is an advanced novel study for Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett. Included in this resource: — Teacher Guide with ideas for implementation — Ongoing Student Notes — Chapter-by-chapter Thinking Frameworks — Pre- and Post- Thinking Frameworks —
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, GATE
$5.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.07 MB)
By The GATE Way
This novel study was written for gifted fifth graders, and would be most appropriate for children ages 10 and older. The main focus of this unit was to guide students to analyze text on a deeper level, gaining rich understandings of theme and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, GATE, Literature Circles
$5.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.54 MB)
By The GATE Way
This is an advanced novel study for The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Included in this resource:— Teacher Guide with ideas for implementation— Ongoing Student Notes— Paired Nonfiction texts aligned to the novel— Chapter-by-chapter Thinking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, GATE, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.50
9 ratings
3.6
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By The GATE Way
This is an advanced novel study for The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Included in this resource: — Teacher Guide with ideas for implementation — Character, Plot, Quotes, and Theme analysis frameworks — Chapter-by-chapter Thinking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, GATE
$5.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This novel study was designed for use with gifted second through fourth graders, but could be modified and/or scaffolded to meet the needs to students in grades 2-5. The main focus of this unit was to guide students to analyze text on a deeper
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Novel Study, GATE, Literature Circles
$5.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By The GATE Way
Using this resource, students will critically analyze a common fairy tale. Students will explore the themes and lessons utilizing the Thinking Frameworks, based on Depth and Complexity, included. A STEM activity is included to further develop the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.47 MB)
By The GATE Way
Using this resource, students will critically analyze a common fairy tale. Students will explore the themes and lessons utilizing the Thinking Frameworks, based on Depth and Complexity, included. A STEM activity is included to further develop the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
Using this resource, students will critically analyze 12 common fairy tales. Students will explore the themes and lessons utilizing the Thinking Frameworks based on the icons of Depth and Complexity included. A STEM activity is included with each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Graphic Organizers
$24.00
$20.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This is an advanced novel study for Rump by Liesl Shurtliff Included in this resource: — Teacher Guide with ideas for implementation — Character, Plot, and Theme analysis frameworks — Chapter-by-chapter Thinking Frameworks — Pre- and Post- Thinking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, GATE
$5.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery This unit for The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base was developed with gifted students in mind. The puzzles presented are challenging, engaging, and varied. Along with visual puzzles, there is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), GATE, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This no-prep unit on World War 1 was designed to integrate reading, writing, and higher-order critical thinking with essential social studies content. Using the thinking tools of Depth and Complexity, students will read and respond to content in
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$10.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By The GATE Way
This no-prep unit on the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression was designed to integrate reading, writing, and higher-order critical thinking with essential social studies content. Using the thinking tools of Depth and Complexity, students will read
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$10.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This resource is designed to help you introduce Sandra Kaplan's icons of Depth and Complexity using readily available trade books. It includes background information on each icon and trade book, critical thinking questions to help students analyze
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
GATE
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This resource uses the Icons of Depth and Complexity to analyze the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. This bundle includes full text of all twelve stories and ideas to implement them in your classroom. Included in this Resource: — Ideas for how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Literature Circles
$24.00
$20.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The GATE Way
This novel study was written for gifted second and third graders, and would be most appropriate for children ages 8 and older. The main focus of this unit was to guide students to analyze text on a deeper level, gaining rich understandings of
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, GATE
$5.50
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By The GATE Way
Critical thinking frameworks to accompany Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories based on the icons of Depth and Complexity Included in this Resource: One “Frame” for each of the twelve Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling Critical Thinking Questions to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
GATE, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By The GATE Way
This resource uses the Icons of Depth and Complexity to analyze "How the Whale Got His Throat", one of the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Included in this Resource: — Ideas for how to implement this resource in your classroom — Full text of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Literature Circles
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! We are Emily and Anna, the GATE Way Gals! We are full-time professional educators with a passion for gifted education. We have a combined 25+ years in education, ranging through all elementary grades, as well as gifted and instructional coaching specializations. We love writing curriculum and are always on the hunt for the best research base to ensure we are best serving our amazing kiddos. We are glad you are here and hope you find some useful resources!

MY TEACHING STYLE

We are relentlessly focused on differentiating to meet the needs of all students, particularly those who are gifted or high achieving. We believe in a holistic approach, small group instruction, and data-based decision making. Many of our resources are based on the depth and complexity framework and are made with gifted and high-achieving students in mind. We aim for challenge and rigor in our materials!

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Published in Teaching for High Potential (NAGC) 2017 Tennessee Association for the Gifted Horizon Award winner

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