Fun workbook from WagiLabs. Enjoy sharing this with the youth in your program! Click here to download the workbook:
This 15 minute webinar presented by a practitioner from Queens Community House, discusses how sports debates can be a vehicle to engage children’s passion in sports as well enhance their writing, research and social and emotional competencies.
This guide has been developed to complement the literacy section of the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning’s online Afterschool Training Toolkit.
Literacy is fundamental to one’s learning, growing and comprehension of the world. Yet, when looking at students’ reading test scores as an indicator of U.S. students’ aptitude in literacy, more than 6 in 10 students at the elementary, middle and high school levels are less than proficient in reading.
Afterschool programs hold infinite potential to provide the additional supports necessary to ensure that students are equipped with the literacy skills they need in school, in careers and in life. Hear from three afterschool programs that are providing integral literacy supports to their students by building on their students’ school-day lessons and finding engaging, fun and innovative activities to inspire their students and place them on the road to become lifelong learners.
The goal of the Literacy Strategies After School: A Teaching and Learning Strategies Guide is to support after school program managers and staff working with children in grades 1-6 to provide meaningful literacy-related activities that are in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the area of English Language Arts (ELA). It offers a set of teaching and learning strategies, and lesson suggestions related to (1) Reading: Literature; (2) Reading: Informational Text; (3) Foundational Skills for Reading; (4) Writing; (5) Speaking and Listening; and (6) Language.
ExtendED Notes, formerly School-Age Notes, offers a free Note of the Week email for afterschool professionals. ExtendED Notes will equip you with the latest resources and information in a rapidly growing movement – one that expands learning throughout the day and across settings with rich, engaging activities. Subscribe to the ExtendED Note of the Week, a free e-mail sent to you each Friday that provides a programming tip, activity idea or grant or contest opportunity.
Nutrition education program targeted to youth in grades four to six.
Looking for engaging ways to introduce youth reading and writing? Need some age-appropriate book suggestions or rainy day activities? ReadWriteThink has loads of materials for you—all of them created by experts to be fun, educational, and easy to use outside of school.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for educators, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
PBS LearningMedia is a free resource for in-school and out-of-school time educators to access an abundance of K-12 activities, searchable by subject and by grade level.