I teach an elective at a very large high school. The academic abilities of my students vary greatly. I have everything from new to this country and is just learning English, to reads at 6th grade level, to reads at 9th grade level, to could be reading college material. Needless to say when I give an assignment to read and have a written response to go with it, I have some students done way before others. So, since I don't want my students who need more time to have to rush or constantly have to finish it for homework (which some of them still do, even with more time) what can I do with my early finishers? So far this year my early finishers are quite cooperative, meaning they don't disrupt the class or decide to take a nap. Often they'll pull out a novel of some sort or pretty much just sit there, maybe talk quietly to someone else at their table who also finished. Although they're not being disruptive, clearly this situation is not ideal. So I'm looking for suggestions. One idea I got from my hubby who also teaches high school is to come up with some sort of an "extra credit" project that they can work on when they finish other assignments early. I'm going to play around with that idea to see what I can come up with. Any other thoughts? I teach Intro to Foods and Nutrition. Thanks for any suggestions!