This section provides resources that can be used when designing language learning activities during out of school time. It includes lesson plans, handouts and curricula that have been generated by programs and program staff.
The resources have been selected because they
- are designed specifically for the OST context and
- address language learning appropriately for the OST context.
This means they do not mirror school or what is thought of as traditional or formal classroom instruction. Rather, they build upon youth development enrichment offerings, for example, the arts, social and emotional learning, and youth leadership/civic engagement.
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This handout developed by the Afterschool Alliance provides the background to, and rationale for, supporting ELL students. It also provides some strategies for support ELL students will their English language and literacy acquisition, as well as ways to engage their caregivers.
This guide provides best practices for program providers, by the Boston Children's Museum and the Latino After-School Initiative.
Assess the underlying foundations that must be in place in order for literacy enrichment to have the maximum benefit for the children in a program with this tool.
This planning form is a companion to the LitCAT Self‐Assessment Tool.