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Some of my best friends are books : guiding gifted readers from preschool to high school

Suggests reading materials, themes, and discussion questions for intellectual development, and includes an annotated list of fiction and nonfiction titles, arranged by levels from preschool to twelfth grade
Print Book, English, ©2002
Great Potential Press, Scottsdale, Ariz., ©2002
xxi, 527 pages ; 23 cm
9780910707510, 0910707510
pt. I. The children
1. The heart of the child : emotional development
Establishing an identity
Being alone
Relationships with others
Using abilities
How books can help
2. The mind of the child : intellectual development
The need for intellectual development
The child in charge
Obstacles in the way
The importance of parents
How books can help
References. pt. II. The process
3. Reading guidance
Fundamentals of reading guidance
Reading patterns : what to expect
Special characteristics of gifted readers
Reading aloud
Avid readers and resistant readers
4. Emotional development through books
Literature for bibliotherapy
Logistics : organizing discussion groups at school
Logistics : organizing discussions at home
Planning for discussion
Goals of bibliotherapy at different stages
An author's view
Bibliotherapy : an affirmation of strengths
5. Intellectual development through books
What books can do for intellectual development
What schools are doing with books and reading : a primer for parents
Reading programs for gifted students
Discussing books at school
Discussing books at home
Using the library
References. pt. III. The books
6. Choosing books that challenge
Books for older children
Suggested book lists
7. All the wealth : children's literature
Traditional literature
Fantasy and science fiction
Books about children's literature
Reference books about children's literature
8. Annotated bibliography
Two and three years old
Four years old
Early elementary (K-grade two)
Upper elementary (Grades three-five)
Middle school (Grades six-eight)
Senior high (Grades nine-twelve)