For Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) students participating in a year-round academic school year, intersession programming provides them with nontraditional learning opportunities and a safe environment during school breaks. Young Audiences of Indiana (YA) plans to engage first–fourth graders with Arts 4 Learning (A4L) lessons during the March 2012 IPS intersession as part of its broader efforts to help children reach their creative and intellectual potentials.
Crafted by a cognitive scientist and a design team from the University of Washington according to state academic standards, the A4L program includes five units that merge traditional literacy-education techniques with activities such as theater exercises to accommodate different learning styles. The program anchors lessons in familiar stories such as The Three Little Pigs, with the goal of raising student achievement in both reading and writing. After participating in the A4L lessons, students have shown increased enjoyment in reading, as well as improvement in reading ability, which teachers report appeals to students of various reading levels and backgrounds. Each student will receive a copy of the book from their particular A4L program and an accompanying workbook.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help YA improve literacy and learning skills. If G-Team members raise $300, then YA can provide Arts 4 Learning lessons and the necessary books and workbooks for 30 inner-city IPS students. Each additional $10 raised will provide lessons with materials for another student.
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