Gifted & Talented News - Elementary
Fall 2016: Depth & Complexity
Identification and Opportunities
Depth and Complexity for Primary Grade Reading
Introducing several of the icons in grades K-2 can be easily done during Reading lessons. Gifted students may be reading at a higher level than their assigned class, but they still should be allowed to respond to the text as a typical child of their age. The link, which follows, leads you to a set of response graphic organizers for the icons, Details and Unanswered Questions. They have been prepared for the Primary grades with two pages for each design: one for K-beginning of 1st grade and the second for middle of 1st through 2nd grade. Reading Depth and Complexity Graphic Organizers
Depth and Complexity Icons:
- can be an answer to that question..."What are you doing for gifted students?"
- are visual cues (pictures) that guide student thinking and understanding.
- provide a low-prep way to meet individual learning needs.
- align with teaching standards to differentiate for ALL students and often fit with what you are already doing.