Gifted students have the potential to learn material
earlier and faster, to handle more complexity and abstraction, and to solve
complex problems better. But this potential needs stimulating experiences from
home and school or it will not unfold. The Challenging Units for Gifted
Learners series is designed to help teachers provide the stimulating curricula
that will nurture this potential in school. The units presented in this series
are based on research into how these students actually think differently from
their peers and how they use their learning styles and potential not merely to
develop intellectual expertise, but to move beyond expertise to the production
of new ideas.
The English book includes units that ask students to
develop strong personalities for their main characters while writing mysteries,
study Freud's psychoanalytic theory and then analyse a classic novel using what
they've learned, focus on writing from a specific point of view and increase
their appreciation for poetry by studying famous poets.