AfterSchool KidzLit


Getting Started

Making Connections

Voices from the Field
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The AfterSchool KidzLit program is a reading enrichment program designed specifically for use in out-of-school settings, though it is also successful in the classroom. It increases young people’s motivation to read and builds their literacy skills. At the same time, it develops core values of helpfulness, fairness, personal responsibility, and respect for others.

Leaders use a five-part process in which children hear engaging books read aloud—or read them independently—and make connections to their own lives. They express their feelings and grapple with big ideas through discussion, drama, art, movement, and writing. The program is aligned with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards.

Welcome to Center for the Collaborative Classroom’s Online Courses – Mandatory Staff and Mentor Training Courses

Getting Started with AfterSchool KidzLit®

Getting Started with Making Meaning®

Learn about purchasing options for AfterSchool KidzLit.

For more ways to support literacy during out-of-school time, explore our new AfterSchool KidzBooks collections.

Download the AfterSchool KidzLit Correlations to the Common Core State Standards for K-8

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