Gifted Scope and Sequence

I = Introduce

          During this stage of learning, students will:

                    Learn and define terminology.
        Provide step-by-step instruction.
                    Participate in guided practice.
                    Review processes.
                    Evaluate their performance and be evaluated by teacher.

 D = Develop

          During this stage of learning, students will:
                    Review processes and skills learned during introduction stage.
                    Participate in guided practice.
                    Participate in independent practice.
                    Complete extension activities related to the skill/process.
                    Evaluate their performance and be evaluated by teacher.

 

A = Apply

          During this stage of learning, students will:
                   Review processes and skills. 
                   Participate in guided and independent practice.
                   Apply skills and processes in content areas and real life situations.
                   Evaluate their performance, with occasional teacher evaluations.

        

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CREATIVE THINKING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will study techniques that help in the search for innovative solutions.  They will develop unique and refined conceptualized ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.1.  Generate many alternatives

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1.1.2.  Utilize brainstorming techniques

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1.1.3.  Generate a list of pros and cons

 

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1.1.4.  Generate a list of attributes

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Flexibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.1.  Utilize new/different approach to problems

 

 

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1.2.2.  Minify, magnify, and/or modify ideas/concepts

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1.2.3.  Adapt single idea/material to different uses

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1.2.4.  Explore unexplained or unknown concepts

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1.2.5.  Apply a principle/concept to different areas

 

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1.3.1.  Create unique products/ideas by altering

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1.3.2.  Generate unusual solutions to problems

 

 

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1.3.3.  Generate unusual answers to questions

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1.3.4.  Develop new ideas/concepts by synthesizing seemingly unconnected information

 

 

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1.3.5.  Reorganize information/make original additions

 

 

 

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Elaboration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.4.1.  Recognize need for details

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1.4.2.  Use details to embellish/enhance

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1.4.3.  Use familiar objects in different ways

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1.4.4.  Distinguish between detail/necessary components

 

 

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Curiosity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.5.1.  Pose questions

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1.5.2.  Recognize problem-finding/solving relationships

 

 

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1.5.3.  Question relationships and interpretation

 

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Imagination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.6.1.  Create alternative outcomes for reality

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1.6.2.  Give human traits to inanimate objects

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1.6.3.  Demonstrate ability to overcome constraints

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CRITICAL THINKING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will make connections between present knowledge and new information derived from varied materials, media, and environments.  They will identify premises, analyze relationships, and validate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1.1.  Identify main ideas in oral/written/non-verbal form

 

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2.1.2.  Recognize relationships among ideas/data

 

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2.1.3.  Provide supporting evidence

 

 

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2.1.4.  Classify information into logical categories

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2.1.5.  Deduce information and draw conclusions

 

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2.1.6.  Compare attributes of varying ideas

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2.1.7.  Sequence information to make point/verify

 

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Synthesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2.1.  Combine concepts/principles/generalities

 

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2.2.2.  Modify/adapt information, materials and ideas

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2.2.3.  Make valid predictions on information/actions

 

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2.2.4.  Formulate alternatives to a problem or issue

 

 

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Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3.1.  Develop evaluation/assessment criteria

 

 

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2.3.2.  Utilize criteria to assess effectiveness

 

 

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2.3.3.  Assess accuracy/relevance of points

 

 

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2.3.4.  Prove/disprove ideas by presenting evidence

 

 

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2.3.5.  Differentiate constructive/destructive criticism

 

 

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Problem Solving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.4.1.  Recognize problem (understand given situation)

 

 

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2.4.2.  Define a problem

 

 

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2.4.3.  Gather ideas/data related to the problem

 

 

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2.4.4.  Brainstorm varying aspects of the problem

 

 

 

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2.4.5.  Identify underlying problems/sub-problems

 

 

 

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RESEARCH / INDEPENDENT LEARNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will make effective decisions about the identification, implementation, and presentation of ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select / Develop Topic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.1.  Brainstorm for a topic

 

 

 

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3.1.2.  Formulate questions to guide research

 

 

 

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3.1.3.  Develop a hypothesis

 

 

 

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3.1.4.  Determine materials/technical resources needed

 

 

 

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3.1.5.  Develop a plan/timeline for gathering information

 

 

 

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3.1.6.  Develop criteria to evaluate a product

 

 

 

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Data Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2.1.  Develop a research outline

 

 

 

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3.2.2.  Acquire information from various sources

 

 

 

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3.2.3.  Use various media sources

 

 

 

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3.2.4.  Utilize individuals and community resources

 

 

 

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3.2.5.  Use appropriate research methods

 

 

 

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3.2.6.  Use various skills to collect data

 

 

 

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3.2.7.  Read, interpret and validate data

 

 

 

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Organize and Analyze Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3.1.  Organize and interpret data

 

 

 

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3.3.2.  Modify hypothesis if needed

 

 

 

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3.3.3.  Document the authenticity of sources

 

 

 

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3.3.4.  Develop data into illustrative form

 

 

 

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Presentation and Evaluation of Product

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.4.1.  Synthesize the data

 

 

 

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3.4.2.  Establish procedures to develop/improve

 

 

 

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3.4.3.  Develop original product for presentation

 

 

 

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3.4.4.  Apply evaluative criteria to product

 

 

 

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3.4.5.  Present information to appropriate audience

 

 

 

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COMMUNICATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will develop communication skills through a variety of interactions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verbal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1.1.  Verbally express ideas/opinions/feelings

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4.1.2.  Organize materials for an oral presentation

 

 

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4.1.4.  Present material to an appropriate audience

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Non-verbal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2.1.  Non-verbally express ideas/opinions/feelings

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4.2.2.  Translate verbal into another medium

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4.2.3.  Recognize non-verbal methods that influence thinking

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4.2.4.  Vary content/style for purpose/audience

 

 

 

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4.2.5.  Enhance presentation using non-verbal expression

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Written

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.3.1.  Recognize/use various written types

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4.3.3.  Plan a written document

 

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Listening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.1.  Identify/demonstrate various listening skills

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4.4.2.  Demonstrate effective body language

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AFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will recognize their strengths, needs, and individuality, and develop skills to achieve their potential while making meaningful contributions their surroundings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Concept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1.1.  Recognize/understand own abilities/limitations

 

 

 

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Interpersonal Relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2.1.  Discover/respect uniqueness of others

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Personal Decision Making

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.3.1.  Establish priorities/set realistic goals

 

 

 

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Risk Taking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.4.1.  Risk a mistake or failure

 

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Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.5.1.  Define/assess characteristics of leadership

 

 

 

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Survival Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.6.1.  Explore coping strategies for giftedness

 

 

 

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5.6.3.  Demonstrate effective use of time

 

 

 

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