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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

Small Group Tutoring
Subject: Literacy
Grade span: K to 2
Duration: 15- to 20-minute sessions
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: One-on-One and Small Group Tutoring
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This lesson is one example of how you can use small-group tutoring to enhance students' learning in the afterschool hours. Based on their school-day teachers' recommendations, students receive tutoring that targets areas of reading and writing where students need support, or enrichment activities to enhance students' strengths. Students are grouped based on reading levels and needs.

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Online Training for Afterschool Staff
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The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.