Reading & Writing: Program Examples

Program Examples take 2This section provides program examples of OST literacy activities focused on reading and writing during out-of-school time.


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Fotofest Afterschool Program

Fotofest Afterschool program engages youth in photography as well as develops their literacy skills.

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Kidzlit Reading Program (Video)

Kidzlit is an afterschool literacy curriculum.  This video demonstrates the range of reading approaches that participants in the program use, such as partner reading.

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Hispanic Family Services Arts and Literacy Program

This case study examines the evolution of the Arts and Literacy program at the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services.

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Girl reading next to painting

 Page Turners Afterschool Program

A case study of the afterschool literacy program Page Turners run by Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, Metro Baptist Church.

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Teens Curate Teens Opening and TRaC Finale, Teen Advisory Council and teen curators

Case Study — Teen Critics and Reviewers

This case study tells the story behind an ArtsConnection program, Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC), which brings youth to low-cost art and theater shows and engages them in writing reviews and critiques.

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