Authors in School Programming

by Wondermore, Inc.

Summary

Through our Authors-in-Schools program, Wondermore brings acclaimed authors and illustrators directly into Boston public school K-8 classrooms serving economically disadvantaged students for curriculum-aligned presentations and interactive discussions.

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Challenge

Wondermore's Authors-in-Schools program brings authors and illustrators of color into those Boston public school classrooms serving the most economically disadvantaged students - who are themselves overwhelmingly ethnic minorities - and provide an opportunity for them to see their own story in an author's or illustrator's work.

Solution

Authors-in-Schools visits organized by Wondermore provide innovative academic enrichment for students who have very few such opportunities, due to lack of resources. These visits extend and enhance the literacy curriculum in underserved schools, inspire and support teachers and librarians, and provide new ways to engage students in reading and writing.

Long-Term Impact

As a result of an author visit, Wondermore is able to observe dramatic increases in library circulation of an author's books (many of which are donated by Wondermore) after a visit, creating a link between author visits and increased student interest in reading. Research has shown that increased reading supports vocabulary acquisition and usage, which underlies Wondermore's mission of fostering children's curiously, creativity and academic achievement.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wondermoreboston.org/​
Wondermore website

Organization Information

Wondermore, Inc.

Location: Newton, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wondermoreboston.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WondermoreBost
Project Leader:
Lynn Alberding
Newton, MA United States

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