Read To Me
Read to me riddles, read to me rhymes
Read to me stories of magical times
Read to me tales about castles and kings
Read to me stories of fabulous things.
Read to me pirates, read to me knights,
Read to me dragons and dragon back flights
Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then
When you are finished, please read them again.
~ Jane Yolen
March is National Reading Month, and Great Potential Press is proud to offer the award-winning guide for gifted readers, Some of My Best Friends Are Books. This incredible resource, currently in its 3rd edition and winner of the Arizona Book Award, provides guidance on how to use books for the intellectual and emotional development of gifted children, and provides an extensive reading list and annotated bibliography for parents and teachers to use. Janet L. Gore did a recent presentation on the importance of reading for gifted children at California Association for the Gifted, and you can download the presentation slides, featuring additional information on the books highlighted in Some of My Best Friends Are Books, here.
Additionally, Great Potential Press publishes two other books that may be of interest to teachers of gifted learners. These guides, Literature Links: Activities for Gifted Readers (K-6) and Guiding Advanced Readers In Middle School, provide teachers with strategies and techniques for using exciting, engaging books in the classroom for alternative reading or differentiation.