Book Title: Smart in the Middle Grades: Classrooms That Work for Bright Middle Schoolers
Publisher: National Middle School Association
Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Every so often a book comes along that is particularly useful, timely, and very well-written. This is such a book. The authors, experienced middle level teachers and recognized experts in gifted education, write with a flair and passion about bright middle schoolers and those with unrecognized potential. Authors Tomlinson and Doubet provide a solid rationale for meeting the needs of all young adolescents, guidelines for a curriculum that is responsive to the diversity that all middle level teachers encounter, and a wonderfully rich set of instructional strategies especially appropriate for high ability and high potential students.