This section provides resources that can be used when designing reading and writing activities during the out of school time (OST). 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 reading and writing appropriately for the OST context.
This means they do not mimic 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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The toolkit is divided into sections that address six content areas: the arts, math, science, technology, homework help, and the content area for this guide, literacy.
This resource examines the roles of specific types of reading activities, such as reading to children, sustained silent reading, book discussions and story dramatization.