Reading Tips for Afterschool Programs
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Your Afterschool Program can help by:
- Providing afterschool tutoring or mentoring programs.
- Using college work-study students, seniors and AmeriCorp volunteers as tutors, mentors and role models for program participants.
- Encouraging family members to get involved in teaching and learning reading skills and raising reading standards in their homes.
- Encouraging students to go to the school library and the local library during non-school hours.
- Providing quality books that reflect the interests and age ranges of children in your program and community.
- Establishing formal links with nearby colleges, literacy groups, youth organizations, and businesses.
- Developing a monthly program in which seniors discuss their oral histories with children.
- Helping students write their own stories and produce them in book or dramatic form.
- Holding an essay or speech contest among local children on the topic of how "Reading Has Made a Difference in My Life."
- Offering other expanded educational opportunities, enrichment, and academic assistance classes.