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Gifted children--Education (Primary); Gifted children--Books and reading; Reading (Primary);


Today's classrooms consist of students with a diverse range of social, emotional, and academic abilities. There are young children who enter school already knowing how to read or who learn quickly after they begin their education. Current literature seems to indicate that primary reading curricula in schools are not meeting these students' needs. This project was developed as one method to meet the needs of gifted primary readers.

The project consists of 10 books that were selected to challenge and address the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted primary readers. For each book a series of discussion questions and related activities have been developed that are based upon the hierarchical levels of Bloom's Cognitive Domain (1956) and Krathwohl's Affective Domain (1964). The questions and activities also aim at the application of Halsted's (1994) identified social and emotional issues of primary gifted readers such as aloneness, creativity, the drive to understand, moral concerns, relationships with others, and perfectionism.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

William Lee Waack


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