We at C4K know how challenging it is to do all of the things necessary to operate an effective after-school program that meets the academic, social and emotional needs of the youth we serve. As the expectations for after-school programming continue to grow, it has become increasingly clear to those of us at C4K that one way we could help is by providing monthly lesson plans that can provide a foundation for your program. Some of the lessons are designed specifically for designated grade levels, others for a cluster of grade levels, and finally, for your program as a whole.
The lessons have all been designed with the same format which we believe makes sense when teaching young people. The individual lesson plans are identified by grade level, lesson focus, and title. Materials you will need are called out—you will notice that we have tried to reduce the amount of paper and/or copies that you will need. The lesson itself has an opening (state the objective of the lesson and check to see what students already know), the lesson content (instruction/ demonstration, student practice, and taking advantage of “teaching moments); and the closing (review, debrief and reflections). You will also find resource materials that will give you a more in depth look at the strategies we are utilizing or background information on the theme or other lessons.
To find out more about these lesson plans, log onto the Consult 4 Kids website at www.consultfourkids.com. Scroll to the bottom and click on the Online Store link. Once you are there, on the left hand side, click on Program Made Easy Lesson Plans. You will then be taken to a page that has an overview video about the lesson plans and if you scroll down you will find two buttons—one the opportunity to purchase and the second for access to one month free. Take a look and let us know what you think.