Education.com
Try
Brainzy
Try
Plus

Classroom Behaviors of Gifted Children

By — Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
Updated on Jul 20, 2010

Does the child

  • Ask a lot of questions?
  • Show a lot of interest in progress?
  • Have in-depth information on many things?
  • Often want to know why or how something is so?
  • Become unusually upset at injustices?
  • Seem interested in and concerned about social or political problems?
  • Often have a better reason for not doing what you want done than you have asking them to do it?
  • Refuse to drill on spelling, mathematics, facts, flash cards, or handwriting?
  • Criticize others for dumb ideas?
  • Become impatient if work is not "perfect"?
  • Seem to be a loner?
  • Seem bored and often have nothing to do?
  • Complete only part of an assignment or project and then take off in a new direction?
  • Stick to a subject long after the class has gone on to other things?
  • Seem restless and leave his or her seat often?
  • Daydream?
  • Seem to understand easily?
  • Like solving puzzles and problems?
  • Have his or her own idea about how something should be done? And stay with it?
  • Talk a lot?
  • Love metaphors and abstract ideas?
  • Love debating issues?

This child may be showing giftedness through cognitive ability.

Does the child

  • Show unusual ability in some area—maybe reading or mathematics?
  • Show fascination with one field of interest? And manage to include this interest in all discussion topics?
  • Enjoy meeting or talking with experts in this field?
  • Get mathematics answers correct, but find it difficult to tell you how?
  • Enjoy graphing everything? Seem obsessed with probabilities?
  • Invent new obscure systems and codes?

This child may be showing giftedness through academic ability.

Does the child

  • Try to do things in different, unusual, imaginative ways?
  • Have a really zany sense of humor?
  • Enjoy new routines or spontaneous activities?
  • Love variety and novelty?
  • Create problems with no apparent solutions? And enjoy asking you to solve them?
  • Love controversial and unusual questions?
  • Have a vivid imagination?
  • Seem never to proceed sequentially?

This child may be showing giftedness through creative ability.

Does the child

  • Organize and lead group activities? Sometimes take over?
  • Enjoy taking risks?
  • Seem cocky, self-assured?
  • Enjoy decision making? Stay with that decision?
  • Synthesize ideas and information from a lot of different sources?

This child may be showing giftedness through leadership ability.

Does the child

  • Seem to pick up skills in the artssmusic, dance, drama, or painting, for example-without instruction?
  • Invent new techniques? Experiment?
  • See minute detail in products or performances?
  • Have high sensory sensitivity?

This child may be showing giftedness through visual or performing arts ability.

Add your own comment
DIY Worksheets
Make puzzles and printables that are educational, personal, and fun!
Matching Lists
Quickly create fun match-up worksheets using your own words.
Word Searches
Use your own word lists to create and print custom word searches.
Crossword Puzzles
Make custom crossword puzzles using your own words and clues.
See all Worksheet Generators