ERIC Number: EJ615935
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Power of Play: A Literature-based after School Sports Program for Urban Youth.
Afterschool Matters, v1 n1 p12-17 Sum 2000
A program that combines sports and literature can improve students' reading, writing, and comprehension skills, promoting links between children's personal development and self-esteem and forging links between sports, literature, and daily life. Describes one such program, Sports PLUS After School, noting: program goals, components, and structure; teachers as coaches; support components; and a typical week. (SM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Athletics, Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Interpersonal Competence, Literacy, Literature, Play, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Youth Programs
Afterschool Matters, c/o Children & the Classics, 114 W. 17th St.,Suite 3R, New York, NY 10011; Tel: 212-206-7722.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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