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The Differences Between Bright and Gifted

Simple tree, complex tree The Bright Child, Gifted Child Continuum

This worksheet will help you see where your child might fit on the scale between "bright" to truly "gifted." Try printing this chart out and plotting your child's talents along each row of dots. Whatever your child's place on this continuum, celebrate her enthusiasm, curiosity, and talents!

The Bright Child The Gifted Child

Knows the answers Asks the questions
Is interested Is highly curious
Is attentive Is mentally and physically involved
Works hard Plays around, yet tests well
Answers the questions Discusses in detail, elaborates
Is in the top group Is beyond the group
Listens with interest Shows strong feelings and opinions
Learns with ease Already knows
Needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery Needs 1-2 repetitions
Understands ideas Constructs abstractions
Enjoys peers Prefers adults
Grasps the meaning Draws inferences
Completes assignments Initiates projects
Is receptive Is intense
Copies accurately Creates a new design
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