Author: Mark Hess
Product Code: 1179
ISBN: 9781646321179
Availability: In stock.


The Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students series provides the gifted resource specialist, regular classroom teacher, or counselor with the tools they need to help gifted students in grades 3–5 develop interpersonal skills, reflect on their often intense emotions, and express their creativity. The grade 5 book:

  • Contains five units and more than 50 hours of instruction.
  • Shares helpful directions for implementing lessons and connecting content across the curriculum.
  • Addresses psychosocial skills.
  • Features critical thinking activities, hands-on building and design, reading, writing, creativity, and math and science connections.
  • Covers relevant topics, including resilience, growth mindset, perfectionism, empathy, self-understanding and identity, friendship, and what it means to be gifted.

Each classroom-tested lesson addresses one or more affective standards from the National Association for Gifted Children, psychosocial development areas for gifted learners, and academic standards.

Grade 5


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by Dr. Vanessa Ewing
on 5/13/2021
from Denver Public Schools
Finally found! strong social / emotional curriculum for gifted learners!
Throughout my years in the field of gifted education I have been frustrated by the lack of social/emotional curricula to meet these learners needs.  I was thrilled to discover this excellent resource with ready-to-use lessons and activities for teachers of gifted learners.  Topics such as empathy, curiosity, perfectionism, and identity are examined with fun and interactive lessons that dive into these topics, but not in a heavy-handed way.  Through character analysis, literature, poetry, classroom clue activities, arts based projects and more, students explore these concepts within a larger context.  I also love the writing/discussion prompts at the end of this resource.  I intend to use them for discussions, as well as for journal writing prompts within my work with students.  
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