This Independent Literature Study include instructions for several activities, including:
Reading two texts by the author
Reading informational websites about the topic
Persuasive Letter Writing
Comparing two works by the same author
Locating Facts in a text
Creating a visual representation of facts
Writing an Expository Text
I use these activities with my gt kids while other students are at my table for intervention or small groups.
I recommend these, not only for gifted and talented students but early finishers and general education students, as well.
These activities are appropriate for 3rd, 2nd and high 1st graders.