Book Lists for Gifted Learners

In this chat, we discussed the issues surrounding the task of finding appropriate reading material for gifted children. Questions prompted participants to consider bibliotherapy and how reading selections can promote intellectual development and higher order thinking skills. A full transcript can be found here.

Links:

Using Bibliotherapy with Gifted Children

Royal Fireworks Press

Great Potential Press

Free Spirit Publishing

Reading Lists for Your Gifted Child from @HoagiesGifted

Resources for Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy with Gifted Students

Read All About It: Using Bibliotherapy with Gifted Children from Round Rock ISD

Seney’s Literature for Gifted Young Adults Thanks to @HoagiesGifted

Scholastic Books’ Book Wizard

A Unique Reading List for Gifted Students in Grades 6 – 12 via @HoagiesGifted

Stephanie Tolan’s Lists of Books and Plays via @HoagiesGifted

Minding the Gap: Engaging Gifted Readers

Book List for Pre-Teen Gifted Readers

Challenging Gifted Readers

Horrible Histories

Cybraryman’s Socratic Seminar

Psychology or Philosophy for Kids from Debbie Smith

Reading Lists from Jo Freitag’s Gifted Resources

Journals for Kids

Info 101: Book List for Pre-Teen Gifted Readers

Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers (book ~ Amazon)

Book Lists from Armadillosoft

The Gifted Reader’s Bill of Rights (pdf)

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Posted on March 5, 2013, in Education, gifted, gifted education and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have a 1st grader who is reading 2nd grade level books without any issues beyond getting hung up on a word here and there – but she can move on and understand the story without any help. What kind of lists are available for this age range? Should I stick with the 2nd grade level books?

    Also, I notice levels such as 2.0 – 2.9. What does the point value indicate? For example, she’s been reading a “Junie B. Jones” book that scholastic.com’s teacher reference values at a Grade Level Equivalent to 2.2.

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