Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1985

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Harvey Bleecher

Second Committee Member

Robert Carlton

Third Committee Member

Larry Wald


An investigation into the cognitive and affective characteristics and needs of talented students has resulted in the creation of a working model for a language arts based curriculum for students in grade six. This project identifies the essential components of programs for the education of the academically talented and demonstrates how these ingredients interact in practice. The process for selecting concepts and related content in English, reading and social studies is explained. Suggestions for designing materials and for utilizing commercially prepared lessons are provided.


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