Honoring Diversity and the Viewpoints of Others
In AfterSchool KidzLit, children see themselves represented in the literature, and learn to understand other perspectives and cultures through large and small group activities with their peers.
- Through reading and listening, children learn to better understand others and their viewpoints.
- By using cooperative strategies and focusing on social skills in all the activities, children demonstrate collaborative skills that support cooperative learning.
- Children communicate effectively with individuals from varied backgrounds.
- Children use effective conflict resolution skills by making decisions about how they are going to work together.
Three assessment tools provide information that helps leaders understand their children and plan books and activities. The tools help leaders identify both how well their kids understand the books and how they feel about reading.
- Assessment for Children in Grades 1–8 helps leaders identify how well their children understand the books, how they feel about reading, and how well they are working with groups or partners.
- A Youth Questionnaire measures kids’ feelings about reading, how much they read, and their social and ethical attitudes. Click the files listed below to download the questionnaire documents:
- Interview About Reading measures students’ enjoyment of reading, feelings about their reading ability, and their reading frequency. It was used with LA’s BEST second-graders.
Correlation to the Standards
AfterSchool KidzLit is aligned with the Common Core, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, and other state standards. See all the available correlations here.
Common Core Reflection Tool
Our Common Core Reflection Tool to support students’ academic achievement and readiness for college and career. Download it here.
A free, interactive online course is available at learn.collaborativeclassroom.org. See how experienced leaders use the AfterSchool KidzLit program with their kids while getting an in-depth introduction to the program. This course has been tested by leaders all over the United States and was developed with the unique needs of out-of-school leaders in mind. It provides excellent training for new leaders and are a great refresher for those who are already AfterSchool KidzLit.
If you’re looking for training at your site or a location convenient to you, our in-person workshops are a great alternative to online training. Led by experienced trainers, these workshops provide leaders with the following:
- An overview of the program
- Hands-on experience with the program
- Step-by-step guidelines for successful implementation
- Ways to build caring and supportive peer relationships
- Strategies to enhance kids’ cooperative and communication skills
To discuss options for your program, please call us at 800.666.7270, ext. 289.