The Differences between Bright and Gifted

The bright child knows the answer.  The gifted child asks the questions.

The bright child is interested.  The gifted child is highly curious.

The bright child works hard.  The gifted child plays around, yet tests well.

The bright is attentive. The gifted child is mentally and physically involved.

The bright child answers the questions.  The gifted child discusses in detail, elaborates.

The bright child is in the top group.  The gifted child is beyond the group.

The bright child listens with interest.  The gifted child shows strong feelings and opinions.

The bright child learns with ease.  The gifted child already knows.

The bright child needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery.  The gifted needs 1-2 repetitions.

The bright child understands ideas.  The gifted child constructs abstractions.

The bright child enjoys peers.  The gifted child prefers adults.

The bright child grasps the meaning.  The gifted child draws inferences.

The bright child completes assignments.  The gifted child initiates projects.

The bright child is receptive.  The gifted child is intense.

The bright child copies accurately.  The gifted child creates a new design.

Written by Janice Robbins, PHD

Source: Family Education

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