Help students in high-need public schools become readers for life. Behind the Book
is a non-profit organization that brings accomplished authors into
K-12 classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art
projects. Our innovative programs have a successful record of building literacy skills and motivating students to read.
experience or training is necessary to volunteer. You'll coach and
encourage students as they write, do research and create artwork for their projects, which are based on the theme of the author's book.
to sign up as a volunteer for the program session below. To join our team and get updates on new programs, please complete the questionnaire at http://www.behindthebook.org/join-us/volunteer/
. More programs with more great authors are planned throughout the school year.
Author: Ginjer Clarke
Book: What's Up in the Amazon Rainforest
School Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach
Date & Time: Friday, January 22nd - 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Fourth-graders studying rainforest animals will discuss inspiration and the writing process with the author. Using their own research, students will describe an animal and how it's adapted to its environment, as well as tell a story about it. Their artwork will depict their animals and how they might adapt to a new environment. The program includes a field trip to the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Biodiversity and Butterfly Conservatory.