I got this question in another post today- I have a question. I have 9 identified gifted children in my classroom. I was wondering if you have any suggestions of the types of research projects I should give them during small groups. I can't get away with the normal kind of small group activities. They finish them too quickly. I do have to have activities that still deal with the Daily 5 according to the Reading First Guidelines although we aren't technically a Reading First school any longer. I am in desperate need of extention activities and higher level thinking activities. In advanced reading for the 2007-2008 school year, I'll have 22 students, 6 of which are classified Gifted and a few who are inches from it. Last year, I also had 6, 1 of which was in homeroom. -I have these cards. I need to look at them tomorrow. They're printed on cardstock and have a website on each. It may be from a Scholastic book. Each card covers some sort of skill in each subject, I think. It's mini-research projects. -I also have them read more of the advanced literature in my classroom, the Newbery books and such. -Those who like to journal can journal, but I had a boy (Gifted) who hated journaling last year. :| (But otherwise, he was one AVID reader- :woot: He's entitled to his own.) -They can do things with magazines when they are done. I have a magazine basket and some of the best ones in there are OWL, Boys' Life, American Girl, Ranger Rick, and National Geographic for Kids. I am ordering Storyworks this year as well. I am coming up with a list (or maybe you all can help me) for things to do with magazines when you are done with work and have a magazine. The five W's always works, yet I may go beyond that. Ummm, let me rephrase that, I have to. Gifted kids crave variety, and I understand because I am an adult version of them. So do you have laptops? Other computers? What kind of books? There's so much you can do. If you're in reading block, I'd stay with reading- and writing-related stuff.