Divergent Thinking for Advanced Learners, Grades 3-5 will develop students’ specific creative thinking skills.

Divergent thinking is a skill which helps students approach problems with a flexible and open mind. Working through the lessons and handouts in this book, students will learn to examine problems from multiple perspectives and fluently generate varied solutions. This curriculum provides cohesive, scaffolded lessons to teach each targeted area of competency, followed by authentic application activities for students to then apply their newly developed skill set.

This book can be used as a stand-alone gifted curriculum or as part of an integrated curriculum. Each lesson ties in both reading and metacognitive skills, making it easy for teachers to incorporate into a variety of contexts.

Introduction to Divergent Thinking  Sub-Skill 1: Generating Ideas  Sub-Skill 2: Changing Perspectives  Sub-Skill 3: Elaborating  Sub-Skill 4: Innovating  Sub-Skill 5: Giving Ideas Purpose  Appendix A: Assessments  Appendix B: Extensions