This is a 13-page packet of assignments to be completed during an independent reading unit, either throughout a semester or during a 3-4 week course of study. It is aimed at high school freshmen. The activities included cover a wide range of skills, including summary, MLA format, creative writing, journals and personal response, vocabulary, and literary analysis. The assignments could be completed in any order, depending on teacher or student preference. There is a spot at the end of each assignment for a score and date completed; at the end of the packet there is a scoring rubric for the entire project.