Focus on Language Arts

This module was revised in 2017 to incorporate specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs.

During this module presentation, participants will learn about language arts standards and ways in which afterschool programs can support mastery of those standards.

In this training participants will:

  • Be acquainted with the English/ Language Arts Standards.
  • Learn at least 2 standards-based activities to share with the children/youth in their program.

Content Overview


Participants will experience a language arts activity related to synonyms that will prepare them to discuss why it is important to integrate English/Language Arts Standards in their programs.

Language Arts Overview and Cracking Language Arts Standards Open

Participants will receive information on English/Language Arts Standards, completing a Scavenger Hunt Activity as well as a discussion about what is currently be done in program to support the mastery of standards.

Standards and Afterschool

Participants will have an opportunity to experience the three ways that afterschool can support standards mastery brilliantly: fluency building-repeated reading; vocabulary development-worksheets to games, and comprehension games to encourage retelling and summarizing.

Training Length: 2 hours