Make connections to the school day during Out of School Time by addressing the themes covered in school. Align read alouds, guide independent reading self selection, or connect to project based learning through discussion and exploration of literacy themes.

Make theme planning a breeze with this web that helps organize your programming according to what you want your children to know at the end of a theme.

This is an example of a curriculum map used by an afterschool program. They have identified standards for each quarter according to grade level and makes for easy referencing! (document is optimally printed at 11"x14")

A summer planning form to help organize your week with Objectives, Activities, and Materials.

Take advantage of the Internet and use these resources for enrichment and reinforcement during OST.

The Iowa Reading Association provides a variety of strategies and activities for engaging youth in literacy. They can be adapted for different kinds of books and multiple age levels.

PBS has a variety of resources to offer from PBS Kids to PBS Learning Media. They also offer curriculum guides to accompany and enrich some of their shows. IPTV staff can provided staff trainings on how to take advantage of all PBS has to offer.

Looking for a curriculum to meet the needs of the youth you serve? Consider these questions as a starting point to guide your curriculum selection. When you find one you like, request a sample before purchasing.

Online Resources to Use for Program/Lesson Planning

These sites offer ideas for lessons, activities, and materials to incorporate into Out of School Time. Some sites require users to create a free account.



PBS Learning Media

The Balanced Literacy Diet


Florida Center for Reading Research