Should young talented readers be considered gifted students?

Author

Michelle Bannister-Tyrrell

 

Due to the lack of empirical research that currently exists on talented readers this paper takes a three-tiered approach to determining whether our talented readers should be considered gifted students. First, this paper investigates the literature on talented readers; then it reviews relevant issues in reading theory; and finally it discusses how these concepts currently sit within gifted education.

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Keywords: talented reader, precocious reader, gifted

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