Often, students are required to work alone to further their knowledge on a subject or practice the skills. Following are examples of activities for students to complete independently (Chapman & Gregory, 2007). These suggestions may also be used as sponge activities when students have completed their work early.

Record feelings
Write a song
Write a poem
Develop a cinquain
Develop a collage
Find the background music
Develop a caricature
Develop an editorial cartoon
Write a cartoon strip with speech bubbles
Illustrate the
Write adjectives or phrases to describe
Develop a mural
Write questions for Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Design a puppet
Find the missing pieces
Write an editorial with your point of view
Make a bar graph and interpret the data
Create a pie chart and explain the results
Develop a key
Act out the vocabualry words
Create a vocabulary game
List the synonyms or antonyms
Write a summarey
Develop a critique
Write your opinion
Descover how it works
Develop the sequence
Invent a new way
Conduct an interview
Develop questions
Create a rap
Write a limerick
Write an advertisement
Draw a picture
Make a diorama
Color code
Write the attributes
Create a timeline
Design a new game
Write questions for Jeopardy
Draw the setting
Draw a map
Use a manipulative
Design a brochure
Scavenge for information
Prepare point of view
Name the causes
List the reasons
Write the main idea
Write the directions
Draw a conclusion
Write the facts
Name examples
Identify the sounds
Write an ad



Chapman, C., Gregory, G.H., (2007). Differentiated instructional strategies: One size doesn't fit all, second edition. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.