Independent projects are a great way to provide enrichment for advanced and gifted students. The projects easily fit into a 3rd, 4th, or possibly even 5th grade Reading or Language Arts unit on character traits. This file includes directions for the teacher, as well as all necessary project check-lists, graphic organizers, and suggestions for helpful websites. I have used these projects with gifted and advanced 3rd graders in a general education classroom, and it worked really well! Everything in the file, except the websites I provide links for, were created by me, Amanda Haney.