Graduate Project Title
A Practical Guide Using a Variety of Instructional Methods for Teaching Reading to Gifted Students
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Carol L. Butterfield
Second Committee Member
Keith B. Salyer
Third Committee Member
Nancy E. Jurenka
Gifted students spend most of their school day, if not all, learning in the regular classroom. Often, this environment is not conducive to their learning needs, and there is a lack of readily available supplemental materials that teachers can use to meet the needs of the gifted students. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to create a handbook that provides different strategies for teachers to use when teaching gifted students in the regular classroom. The project contains five thematic units that incorporate and utilize literature and comprehension strategies. This project first focuses definitions and identifiers of gifted students academically and socially. Next, it examines motivational ideas used to encourage gifted reading students in the classroom. Finally, included is a discussion of different instructional methods and strategies to educate gifted students academically and socially with an emphasis in reading.
Caveness, Melissa, "A Practical Guide Using a Variety of Instructional Methods for Teaching Reading to Gifted Students" (2003). All Graduate Projects. 800.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Gifted Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons