Providing Social Support for Gifted Students throughBibliotherapy Cathy Seward Oklahoma State Department of Education
Social Support • Education of Gifted and Talented Children Act • Section 904. Education of Gifted and Talented Children -- Definitions. • C. "Gifted child educational programs" means those special instructional programs, supportive services, unique educational materials, learning setting and other educational services which differentiate, supplement and support the regular educational program in meeting the needs of the gifted and talented child; (70-1210.301)
Two Books that IMPACTED Me • The Uses of Enchantment: • The Meaning and Importance • Of Fairy Tales • Bruno Bettelheim • 1976
Jane Eyre • Strong, independent, self- • sufficient, no fool for love . . .
Defining the concept • "Bibliotherapy is the process of using books to help children think about, understand, and work through social and emotional concerns.”from Positive Child Guidance by Darla Ferris Miller
Bibliotherapy with Gifted Students • http://bibliotherapywithgiftedstudents.blogspot.com/ • Defines Bibliotherapy • Gives explanation of how to use it in the classroom • Includes a reflection piece • Recommends books for gifted students • Gives additional resources
Reflection • •Who in the book did you identify with and why? • •What situations, events, problems did you identify with and why? • •Do you agree or disagree with the significant decisions that the gifted character made and why? • •How did being gifted impact the characters life? Was the impact positive or negative? • •In what ways was the character gifted? • •How did you know he or she was gifted?
Unwrapping the Gifted • http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/unwrapping_the_gifted/2009/03/using_bibliotherapy_with_gifted_children.html • Similar (word for word in places!) as the last website, but has additional books
Some of My Best Friends Are Books:Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School • By Judith Wynn Halsted, • Great Potential Press, • 2009
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page • http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/featuring_gifted.htm • List of books with link to Amazon.com • Amazon.com gives age and grade level • Not annotated, but Amazon gives annotation
Bibliotherapy Education Project • http://www.library.unlv.edu/faculty/research/bibliotherapy/ • University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries and College of Education • Can find books that have been evaluated and can become an evaluator
Time to Share! • Questions/Comments? • What books might you use? • Any testimonials?