This three-part independent project can be used while teaching active reading strategies, literary form, and nonfiction. The first part asks students to locate different types of text (for example- an article of interest or a how-to article). Students then read each text using active reading strategies such as annotating the text, double-entry journals, and graphic organizers. During the third part, students complete a writing assignment discussing each text and their reading process. A rubric is included for grading all three sections. This project can be assigned in the middle grades or in supported English classes in high school. This has been a great independent project for me while teaching struggling readers and students with IEPs in 9th and 10th grade.