Brilliant Activities for Gifted and Talented Children

Brilliant Activities for Gifted and Talented Children : That Other Children Will Love Too

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Open-ended activities to
challenge gifted and talented primary school children - that other children
will love too!

Brilliant Activities for
Gifted and Talented Children by Ashley McCabe Mowat provides open-ended
classroom activities to stretch more able pupils at Key Stage 2 (KS2). Based on
Bloom's Taxonomy, the activities will develop children's creative and critical thinking
skills. Gifted and talented children are not the only ones who will benefit
from this book! All the class will enjoy taking on these creative, open-ended

Children will thoroughly
enjoy these activities. Some of the activities can last for days. Others, such
as the brainteasers, can be used for a quick warm-up to spark interest and
excite the brain.

Use the ideas in
Brilliant Publications' Brilliant Activities for Gifted and Talented Children
and have the confidence of knowing that the extra you are doing in the
classroom will really help pupils to develop their thinking skills on all six
levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis,
synthesis and evaluation.

For more open-ended
mental stimulation activities for the more able, see Brilliant Activities for
Stretching Gifted and Talented Children, also written by Ashley McCabe Mowat
and published by Brilliant Publications.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 3 x 297 x 2.79mm | 207g
  • Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1903853478
  • 9781903853474
  • 142,533

Table of contents

Introduction. Bloom's Taxonomy; Cognitive and affective domains; How the activities relate to the domains; Guidelines for brainstorming; Ideas for brainstorming; I wonder. BRAINTEASERS: Do or die!; The magic words; Who could it be?; A die-r mistake!; Twins - or -; Trickster; A flying nuisance; Who is he?; Quilting memories; A dog's life; Wacky neighbours. MAIN ACTIVITIES: A carnival wish; The big top!; Sweet Shoppe; The secret clubhouse; Dinotrocious; Up, up and away!; Reach out and touch someone; Can you see the sea?; N is for narwhal; Breakout; Treat your taste to chocolate; Futurama; Cut-ups; Timmm - ber!; Again and again!; Traffic blues; Newspaper bonanza; Treasure hunt; Rain, rain, go away; Special edition; Sandwich-city; Where in the world?; The moon or bust!; Inside out!; The dilemma; Peek-a-boo; Survivor; It's a lemon. Answers; Further reading; Bibliography; Acknowledgements.
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About Ashley McCabe-Mowat

Ashley McCabe Mowat is a Gifted Educator and Consultant. Ashley grew up in the southern states of America and was a student in the gifted programme from the age of 8. She received a BA in Early Childhood Education, a BA in Elementary Education and studied Psychology at Converse Women's College in South Carolina. Following university, Ashley continued her education at Converse, receiving a masters degree in Gifted Education. During this time, Ashley taught in an inner city school and completed a thesis on Underachieving Gifted Males. She also planned and implemented a curriculum for the top 100 gifted students in her area for the Athena Institute, a summer programme for gifted studients. Ashley moved to England, married, and now teaches at a school in Buckinghamshire. She has provided INSET training days for teaches in schools involved with the Excellence in Cities programme and works with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) on their website. Ashley is available for INSET training days, and workshops for children.
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