How can she be doing so poorly if she was diagnosed as gifted?
I am doing the best I can!
If your grades don't improve, we will have to take you out of choir.
Jessica is 11 years old and in 6th grade. She is from a middle class family who values education.
"This is so frustrating! I don't get it!"
Jessica enjoys choir and has portrayed the lead role of "Annie".
Jessica has good social skills; described by her peers as smart, cute, and fun. Areas of strength are projects, group work, and hands-on learning.
Jessica likes school, but struggles in reading and math. As a result, she lacks self-esteem in some academic areas.
State Assessment requirements and grades are concerns for Jessica's parents.
Strategies for Jessica: Audio Books, Comic Strips, Debates, Highlighting and Color-Coding, Math Manipulatives, Reader's Theater, Chanting Rhyme and Music, Poems, Oral Assessments using Rubrics, and Multiple Intelligence (Creative).