Writing coach for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program (44akt)



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Washington Heights public school
New York
New York
United States


Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors lead workshops in high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

No experience or training is necessary to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach in the classroom. You'll support, engage, and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This workshop needs your support at an elementary school in Washington Heights, NYC. To sign up, please contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. We'll supply the school address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program 44AK-T

Date: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Time: 8:45 – 10:15 AM

Volunteer Role: Writing coach

About the workshop: Fourth-graders read Francisco’s Kites by Alicia Klepeis, a bilingual picture book that tells the story of a boy who makes beautiful kites from found objects. Students will develop a business plan for a community-based, environmentally friendly product or service, then write descriptions of their product or service to explain its value for the community. Writing coaches will guide them in producing drafts of their plans, incorporating their research and content-specific vocabulary.

To find other Behind the Book programs around the city, visit our volunteer opportunities page.

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No experience or training necessary. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. Groups up to 10 welcome.