Emu 520 Journal
Think back to your own early schooling. Do you remember having to look up definitions for vocabulary words? Do you feel you benefited from that experience? How will you teach vocabulary differently?
As educators, many of us tend to focus on our struggling students and do not take the time to find appropriate teaching strategies for our gifted learners. Read the article Reading Instruction with Gifted and Talented Readers by Patricia Wood and respond to the questions below.
What challenges do gifted readers face in schools?
What obstacles do teachers face in teaching gifted readers?
What suggestions does the author present for working with gifted readers?
What are your biggest “takeaways” from this article?