Video Index

Literacy

Read Aloud: Bringing Stories to Life (5:13)
Watch as first-graders at the Delaware Elementary School afterschool program in Evansville, Indiana, participate in a read-aloud of Margie Palatini's book, Tub-Boo-Boo.

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Literature Dramatization: Rehearsing The Tempest (4:42)
Watch seventh- and eighth-graders discuss and rehearse scenes from The Tempest at the Children's Aid Society afterschool program in New York City.

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Literature Dramatization: Exploring Character (3:11)
Watch seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Citizens Schools afterschool program in Boston, Massachusetts, read and discuss a play adapted from the novel, Nothing but the Truth.

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Writing: Creating Film Characters (4:51)
Watch seventh- and eighth-graders develop characters for an original screenplay inspired by the Mirabel sisters' struggle for freedom in the Dominican Republic, at the Children's Aid Society afterschool program in New York City.

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Writing: Analyzing Media (2:45)
Watch seventh- and eighth-grade girls at the Citizens Schools afterschool program in Boston explore the ways that women are often depicted in the media.

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One-on-One Tutoring: Preparing Early Readers (3:52)
Watch a one-on-one literacy tutoring session at the Delaware Elementary School in Evansville, Indiana.

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Math

Finding Math: Rhythm and Beats (5:05)
Watch as fifth- and sixth-grade students at the Champions afterschool program at Independent School No. 125, Woodside, Queens, in New York City, use counting and fractions to compose and perform percussion beats.

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Charts, Maps & Graphs: Finding Treasure (5:22)
Watch as middle school students at Alief Middle School in Houston, Texas, use coordinates on a treasure map to review basic geometric concepts.

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Centers: Choices and Challenges (5:27)
Watch as elementary school students at Purple Sage Elementary School in Houston, Texas, choose a variety of center-based math games in small groups that help them better understand and practice mathematical thinking.

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Math Games: Getting to 24® (4:10)
Watch as sixth-grade students at Alief Middle School in Houston, Texas, play "24," a game where students use varied mathematical operations to get a total of 24.

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Math Games: Moving with Math (3:10)
In this video, third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students at Purple Sage Elementary School in Houston, Texas, engage in a competitive physical game of "bacon and egg" that integrates math skill building.

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Science

Investigating Science Through Inquiry: Exploring Trebuchets (10:20)
Watch as first- through sixth-graders at the Brighton-Allston Afterschool Enrichment Program (BASE) in Boston, MA, use inquiry skills to construct trebuchets.

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Project-Based Science: Small Fry to Go (9:20)
By raising rainbow trout and learning about their habitat, third- through fifth-grade students at the Kingsley Elementary School in Atlanta, GA, connect science to the real world.

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Integrating Science with Art: Artist Boat (9:00)
By creating a butterfly mosaic while learning about Texas Coastal butterflies and host plants, second grade students at Morales Elementary School in Houston, TX, integrate science and a.

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Arts

Building Skills In the Arts: Tunnel Books (9:47)
Watch as elementary school students in Monmouth, Oregon participate in an afterschool as program on printmaking and creating books.

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Expressing Yourself Through the Arts: Breakdancing (8:25)
Watch as middle school students in Seattle, Washington participate in a breakdancing class.

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Technology

Developing Self-Expression and Creativity: The Elvana Project (8:42)
Watch as high school students at the School of the Hearts afterschool program in Syracuse, NY use a video camera, sound equipment, software for script writing, and computer-generated landscapes for set design to create an original science fiction/fantasy film.

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Finding and Solving Problems: Hide and Seek with Geocaching (10:55)
Watch as middle school students at KEDZOWN afterschool program in Comanche, OK learn to use GPS (Global Positioning System) handheld devices to find caches and treasures by programming in a set of geographic coordinates.

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Living and Working with Technology: Making Music (8:50)
Watch as high school students at the School of the Hearts afterschool program in Syracuse, NY use a variety of computer programs and digital studio equipment to record and engineer their own music CD's.

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Homework

Involving Schools and Families (5:41)
Coordination between the day school and afterschool programs enables instructors to be aware of student needs and progress, and facilitates better communication with families.

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Managing and Organizing the Homework Environment (6:16)
4th through 6th grade students get help with their homework assignments from day school teachers and graduate students, while working individually, with partners or in small groups, in both a classroom setting and a "quiet" room area.

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Monitoring Student Progress (4:55)
4th through 6th grade students use study logs to document and organize their daily homework assignments. Completed work is checked over and stamped by afterschool instructors.

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Tutoring in Homework Help: Mathematics (8:48)
4th and 5th grade students review X-Y coordinates, use laptop computers to complete self-guided math tutorials, play shape Sudoku and work in small groups to solve math problems.

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Tutoring in Homework Help: Using Hands-on Science (8:13)
Fifth grade students use hands-on science tutorials to review different types of energy (potential, kinetic, sound and light) and how energy is transferred.

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Building Study Skills (3:42)
A 7th grade student learns valuable study skills and tips while working on his science homework.

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About Academic Enrichment in Afterschool

Academic Enrichment in Afterschool (0:39)

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About Literacy in Afterschool (0:22)

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About Math in Afterschool (0:43)

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About Science in Afterschool (0:41)

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About Arts in Afterschool (0:32)

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About Technology in Afterschool (0:15)

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About Homework in Afterschool (0:40)

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