Tag Archives: #author visits

Meet the Authors: From the Book to the Classroom

At Behind the Book, the key to our programs is bringing authors and their books into classrooms. The author workshops – those visits in which the author interacts with with the students – are opportunities for students to engage with the book on a deeper level. Authors bring their book to life in part through writing exercises […]

Inside the Org: Q&A with Author Ginjer Clarke

Meet Ginjer Clarke one of the many authors who worked with Behind the Book program last fall. Ginjer brought her book What’s up in the Amazon Rainforest to a 4th/5th grade classroom at PS 46 in Ft. Greene. Our kids loved this nonfiction book. After meeting Ginjer to learn about her research and writing processes, students wrote letters advocating for […]

Program Spotlight: PS 154 with Anna Goldman

Every time we enter a new classroom we begin a new partnership with a teacher. We come with book recommendations, curriculum guides, project suggestions, and questions about what our teachers want to achieve with the program. Sometimes we meet a teacher whose answers strike to the heart of our programs. And those partnerships lead to great […]

BtB Recommends: Great Books for Elementary Readers

  Following our Summer Reading List for Early Readers, we’ve rounded up a list of recommendations for elementary grade readers. We know how challenging it can be to help students at varying stages in their reading development to find that “just right” book. One that is engaging and doesn’t simplify content for accessible writing. We have […]

Celebrating our Student Authors

It’s that time of year again. As our programs wrap up we’re busy delivering student-authored books to our classes, attending publishing parties and watching students open the books to the contents page to find their names among the list of authors. It’s time to celebrate our young authors. As we add another student book to our Gallery, it’s easy to see […]

Behind the Book is News 12’s “Best of Brooklyn”

Our very youngest students attracted some extra attention yesterday when Channel 12 News dropped in on their author visit with Selina Alko to feature Behind the Book in last night’s Best of Brooklyn segment. Here we are with Selina and some of our PS 46 students in: The Best of Brooklyn ! As part of our pre-K program at PS […]

Literacy program has CIMS students in stitches

When it comes to engaging young readers, there’s nothing like getting under the skin of a fictional character to bring a story to life. This winter, Behind the Book’s latest literacy program at Collegiate Institute for Math and Science (CIMS) high school in The Bronx brought a series of writing workshops, author visits, and a surprise […]