Books and Film
Resources More detail about these books will
follow – in the meantime they may provide you with some guidance if you are
looking for more information
Reforming Gifted Education by Karen Rogers
Exceptionally Gifted Children 2nd Edition by Miraca Gross
Bibliographies: Parenting Gifted and Talented Children by Jill Leeman The Gifted Child in Early Childhood by Cathy Harrison The Academic Acceleration of Intellectually Gifted Children by Kieran Hannon
Helping Gifted children Soar by Carol Strip A ‘guide book’ for
parents and teachers about important gifted issues such as working together,
forming parent networks, meeting social and emotional needs and surviving the
ups and downs
Gifted Young Children by Louise Porter A comprehensive guide to
identifying and working with young children with advanced development.
Upside Down Brilliance by Linda Silverman. An excellent resource
about visual spatial learners and how to provide the best experiences for them
at home and at school
Parenting Gifted Kids by
James Delisle. Recommended as a ‘must read for every parent of gifted
children’, it doesn’t get bogged down on facts and statistics, rather it
is light hearted and practical in typical Delisle style.
from Great Potential Press This site has some excellent
resource materials for parents (and teachers) that can be ordered from the US.
Also some excellent resources for home-schooling families. All prices in US
http://www.giftedbooks.com/products.asp (some of these are available in
Australia from other sources, you may wish to do a price check to compare the
best source, or try the Book Depository which offers free international shipping
for Gifted Readers
Follow the link in the navigation bar on that site marked "Book Reviews"
"a searchable database of book reviews that take gifted readers into account!
A tool that helps you identify satisfying books for a particular reader…"
featuring Gifted Characters
(some reviews have come from Amazon.com)
Billy’s got problems. His dad has scraped together the fees to send him to
boxing lessons, but Billy has discovered a different aptitude: a genius for
ballet dancing. Since admitting to such an activity is tantamount, in this
fiercely macho culture, is very bad, Billy keeps it quiet. But his teacher, Mrs.
Wilkinson , thinks he should audition for ballet school in London.
Dead Poets Society
English professor John Keating (Robin Williams) inspires his students to a love
of poetry and to seize the day. A compelling warning in it to parents who don’t
respect their children’s gifts.
Good Will Hunting
A therapist (Robin Williams) tries to help a brilliant, but troubled young man
(Matt Damon) overcome his personal problems and realize his potential
Infinity Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard
Feynman (Matthew Broderick)
Little Man Tate The difference is the little boy is human, and not just a brain. He worries
about people dying, envies the popular athletic boy, all the while plays music
in competition form and forms math problems in his head
Mr Holland’s Opus Being a true musician is about leaving your legacy for future generations,
and by inspiring his students, Mr. Holland is ensuring that his passion will
live forever, through them
Searching for Bobby Fischer The chess prodigy (Max Pomeranc) who refuses to become ruthless despite the
prodding of his father (Joe Mantegna) and his surrogate-father / chess champion
Whalerider One of the most charming and critically acclaimed films of 2003, the New
Zealand hit Whale Rider effectively combines Maori tribal tradition with the
timely "girl power" of a vibrant new millennium. Despite the discouragement of
her gruff and disapproving grandfather (Rawiri Paratene), who nearly disowns her
because she is female and therefore traditionally disqualified from tribal
leadership, 12-year-old Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes) is convinced that she is a
tribal leader, and sets about to prove it…
Matilda Based on the Roald Dahl classic book; cursed with a cretinous family and a
witch of a school principal, a bright young girl learns self-reliance–and
develops unusual powers
My Left Foot Don’t feel sorry for this character! Daniel Day-Lewis won a much-deserved
Oscar for his wily, passionate performance as Irish artist and writer Christy
Brown, whose cerebral palsy kept him confined to a wheelchair.
October Sky A West Virginia teenager hopes to break free from his predetermined coal
miner’s life by winning a national science fair competition with his rocket
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Adapted from the popular books by J.K. Rowlings, these movies bring to life
Harry Potter’s world of Hogwarts, the school for young witches and wizards…
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