Publisher(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York
Author(s): Moje, Elizabeth Birr; Nicole Tysvaer
Funder(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York
Area of Focus: Literacy/Reading Skills; Out-of-School Time
The guidebook examines the integration of adolescent literacy development initiatives into a wide variety of OST (Out of School Time) programs. Beyond the reading and writing of written texts, it includes listening, speaking, and performing – aspects of communication that help people understand written texts.
Key Findings/Key Recommendations
= The most common method of OST literacy instruction is one-on-one and small group tutoring.
= Activities that support adolescent literacy development in out-of-school time incorporated four common programmatic elements to advance learning in their programs: meaningful content, youth development principles, school linkages and parental involvement.
= OST literacy programs should create fun and engaging curriculum that is project-based and responsive to student interests; reflect student cultural and community; provide practical applications and audiences for student work; and expand the learning space beyond the school Building
Geographic Focus: National
Subjects/Key Words: Low-performing schools, after school programs, elementary and secondary education, school reform; literacy; adolescent literacy; OST; out of school time
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