Marie in Oh Posted June 29, 2009 Share Posted June 29, 2009 I wonder if we have early readers who accelerate quickly beacuse we give them one on one attention early. Are they bright kids who in a school setting would be in the top reading groups, but not necessarily "gifted." Is there something else that makes a gifted kid that early reading doesn't? I am coming at this from a bit of a different perspective because I have just fisnished teaching my 4th child to read. She read early and well and reads at the upper 3rd to 4th grade level at age 5.75. She ceilinged out the ITBS this year with a 99th %, but does that mean she is gifted or just has the tools early and is bright? At what point do high test scores say "this child is different?" I am considering this because I think I have one truly gifted child. All my kids have read well, early, but then they sort of leveled out. I mean, they still test well and are very bright, but there is something different that makes me suspect that my rising 3rd grader is truly gifted. She is different from my older two who read early and well. I don't know how to put a finger on it, but those of you who have one know what I am talking about. I am not sure what I am asking, but maybe just musing a bit or thinking out loud. Feel free to comment or ignore. Perhaps I am overthinking. I tend to do that. Thanks for listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.