Tag Archives: #literacy workshops

Join Us for #GivingTuesday!

SPREAD THE WORD – DONATE – GIVE YOUR TIME The countdown is on! Tuesday, December 1 is #GivingTuesday and Behind the Book has joined this global day of giving with a campaign to support our literacy programs. Whether you volunteer, donate, spread the word, or attend an event – every little bit helps. Our aim this year is to […]

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 […]

Inspirational Words from the First Grade

Here at Behind the Book our mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading and writing. When a student finishes a program feeling proud, or even surprised, at what they’ve just achieved, we know we’ve engaged a young reader. Jade is a first grader at PS 98 and was a part […]

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 […]

Thank You to Our Volunteers

By Volunteer Coordinator Emily Rosenberg At the beginning of every program we tell students that they’ll be working with writing coaches individually or in small groups. We want them to experience an intimate professional writing workshop and to thrive as authors under the attention of an editor. We’re able to keep that promise thanks to the 125 volunteers […]

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 […]