All too often, little attention in our classrooms goes into "getting the most out of' superior students. This is particularly true in the field of reading. As long as their reading performance is consistently above average, superior students are often considered to be doing "well" in reading. However, this overlooks the fact that such readers may still be performing far below their potential. That is, gifted students should exhibit extremely superior reading ability-yet teachers are often content with less-than-minimum performance from these individuals.
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