Steve Schroeder-Davis breaks down the use of realistic fiction and biographies as a tool to find friends and peers for gifted kids, especially those living in poverty, from under-represented populations, or with multiple exceptionalities.
Dig into characters by analyzing their various talents using Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. This connects perfectly with social-emotional needs as students look at their own strengths and abilities.
A gifted student's abilities will develop at vastly different rates. This defining characteristic of gifted students can lead to frustration and a feeling of being alone. Let's learn more about this trait.