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 4 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.
Mark Hess has spent more than 30 years teaching gifted learners. He is a gifted program specialist, president of Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students, state board member for the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented, and member of the editorial committee of Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. Mark has published more than 225 units with Portable Gifted and Talented.