Reading & Writing in the OST Setting

This section the OST Hub covers reading and writing activities during Out-of-School Time (OST). Please note that this section includes a wider range of literacies than just Reading & Writing.  It includes digital literacy and digital storytelling, among others.  For researchers and policymakers, this section provides information that provides a broader understanding of the larger issues of reading and writing and multiple literacies in the OST.


This topic category of the OST Hub is divided into the following sections. Each section provides free materials and resources to download on a range of literacy topics and approaches to incorporating reading and writing in OST programs.

  • Articles & Research contains key and current research on the topic of providing reading and writing in OST.
  • Resources provides program materials that have been generated by the field, such as curricula, lesson plans and handouts.
  • Program Examples includes case studies and video clips of actual OST programs providing reading and writing and other types of literacy activities.
  • Professional Development provides professional learning opportunities through webinars and other offerings.
  • OST Field Notes provides  photo essays, blogs, and other types of writing by practitioners about their experiences providing reading/writing and other literacies for children and youth.
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