Nurturing the gifted potential of an EL student: reading comprehension strategies

This action research case study investigated the following research question: "How can one educator nurture the gifted potential of an EL student by providing reading comprehension support?" Results indicate that it is necessary to tap into background/prior knowledge so that English learners can connect to the reading. In addition, gifted English learners also need to be challenged through higher level thinking questions. However, barriers in communication skills make assessing reading comprehension difficult. Keywords: English Ieamer (EL) Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Action research case study Reading comprehension strategies Barriers in communication Backgnoundlpriorknowledge Higher level thinking Item only available to the CSUSM community. Authentication with campus user name and password required.