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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL B B4UBuild Stuff for Kids (website), 129 Babymouse book series (Holm and Holm), 76 Beaty, Andrea, 106 “big ideas,” mathematics, 86–88 big talkers, characteristics of, 10 See also language abilities Bloom, Benjamin, 31 Bloom’s taxonomy measuring complexity of concepts, 31–33 promoting higher-order thinking, 43–46, 49–50 bodily/kinesthetic intelligence, 15 books author studies, 77 importance of to early readers, 72 math-friendly, 94, 126–27 for parents, 133–34 reading levels, matching to readers, 74 subject matter, 75–76 for teachers, 128 See also materials, adapting boredom avoiding, 3, 34–35 of early readers, 72, 80 signs of, 8, 11 Brett, Jan, 77 bright children. See exceptionally bright children Bubble Harp (mobile device application), 94 C Caps for Sale (Slobodkina), 81 Carle, Eric, 77 Catwings book series (Le Guin), 75 centers, learning, 36–38 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorder, 13 challenging activities for children adapting materials for, 38–39 examples, 66–69 importance of providing, 3 140 | Index increasing complexity, 31–33, 49–50 parent concerns about, 119–20 See also connection teaching strategies; conversation teaching strategies; differentiation teaching strategies challenging behaviors, 8, 11–12 chapter books, 76 characteristics of bright children. See exceptionally bright children child-to-child strategies. See connection teaching strategies choices, offering to children, 36–38 classroom adaptations. See learning environments; materials, adapting closed questions, 47–49 cognitive abilities connection to social learning, 60 evaluating, 22–23 of exceptionally bright children, 9, 18 metacognition, 42–43, 48 supporting development of, 41 collaborative learning flexible grouping, 34 learning centers, 36–38 more knowledgeable others (MKOs), 61–62 zone of proximal development, 62–64 See also connection teaching strategies Collins, Suzanne, 75 comic books, 76 communication strategies. See conversation teaching strategies community service encouraging, 117 resources, 131–32 complexity increasing for children, 31–33, 49–50 levels of, 43–46 computer games, 94 connection teaching strategies examples, 4, 68–69 grouping children, 65–66 literacy instruction, 71 mathematics instruction, 93–94 more knowledgeable others (MKOs), 61–62 overview and definition, 4 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL