This activity book, from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Australian Curriculum: English through four mini-units. Each mini-unit is packed with activities and practice problems that enrich and extend year level content for Year 5. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher-order reasoning questions, resulting discussions and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students’ needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate. Students will be exposed to themes such as the hero’s journey, success from failure, revolutions in communication and conflict. Each theme was chosen with advanced Year 5 students in mind and their emerging need to learn more about themselves, their world and how to work through adversity to accomplish their goals.