I often share strategies for supporting struggling readers, but today is a bit different. Today, I have Sharon Frazier Verpooten with me and she’s going to share 6 ways to support your gifted child at home. I met Sharon when I became an online reading tutor. She has such great energy, and always has awesome ideas. She’s an educator, a mom, and an entrepreneur.
(1:37) Meet my guest, Sharon! Find out about her educational background and her experience with gifted students.
(3:30) GATE?! What’s that mean anyway?
(4:40) Are gifted children being left behind in remote learning?
(5:15) The #1 most important thing to do for your gifted child!
(5:50) Asynchronous?! What does it mean anyway?
(8:00) Learn how to offer your child tiered assignments.
(11:04) How to handle an advanced student while homeschooling (without simply assigning more and more work!)
(12:33) Do you know how to find books that are appropriate for your child’s age (not just his/her reading level)?
(15:02) Reading Assessments. How do you even find out your child’s reading level?
(16:52) It’s called gifted and talented! How can you help your child express his/her talents.
(20:52) Real world application! Get out there and show you’re understanding.
(23:30) What outside resources could you be tapping into to help support your child in their interests?
(27:25) Find out Sharon’s all-time favorite children’s books!
(30:00) My top takeaways from this episode!
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Bloom’s Taxonomy – What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? A Definition for teachers.
Goodreads – A great resource for book recommendations and reviews.
Check out Struggling Reader Help
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