Lonoke High School

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Behavioral Characteristics of a Gifted Student
          Academic Ability

·        Masters and recalls material quickly

·        Reads often; may read at an advanced level and/or prefer non-fiction

·        Has a highly developed vocabulary and the ability to use verbal skills to solve conflicts, influence others, etc.

·        Analyzes newly learned material quickly and easily

·        Understands relationships of numbers and concepts of time

·        Sees cause and effect relationships; wants to know “why” and “how”

·        Makes connections between prior knowledge and new information


         Motivational Characteristics

·        Ask questions; curious

·        Focuses on topics of interest

·        Shows interest in adult issues, e.g., religion, politics, etc.

·        Is independent and self- assertive

·        Has a strong sense of justice

·        Can be self-critical; perfectionist


                    Creativity Characteristics

·        Is adventurous; risk takers

·        Has a mature sense of humor

·        Is curious about a wide variety of topics

·        Expresses unique artistic perspectives

·        Recognizes other points of view