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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Index A Actual Size (Jenkins), 94 adaptations. See differentiation teaching strategies; learning environments; materials, adapting advanced mathematicians. See mathematics advanced readers. See literacy algebra, 87 Amazing Science book series, 75–76 Amusement Park Physics, Annenberg Foundation, 106 Anderson, Lorin, 31 anecdotal notes, taking, 19, 20 animals community service projects for, 117 as imaginary friends, 116 resources, 131 See also pets, unit on Annenberg Foundation, 106 Anno, Mitsumasa, 94, 126 anxiety of children, 114, 120–21 architecture, developing interests in, 106 AS. See Asperger’s syndrome (AS) ASD. See autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Ask Dr. Math (website), 127 Asperger’s syndrome (AS), 13–14, 111–12 assessment families as information sources, 20–22, 25 formal screening and evaluation, 22–23 observation and listening, 19–20, 25 ongoing, 23–25 parent concerns about, 120 pre-assessment, 25 purpose of, 18 types of, 17–18 asynchronous development explaining to parents, 23 importance of integrated curriculum for, 59 overview, 11 social development and, 110 attention spans, of exceptionally bright children, 8 authentic feedback, giving, 55–58 author studies, 77 autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 13–14, 111–12 139 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL