The Power of Play: A Literature-Based After School Sports Program for Urban Youth

March 1st, 2000 | RESEARCH

A program that combines sports and literature can improve students’ reading, writing, and comprehension skills. What’s more, it promotes children’s personal development and selfesteem, and forges a link between sports, literature, and their daily lives.


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Tom Zierk, Author, Sports PLUS (Positive Learning Using Sports)


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 1
Page(s): 12

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Health and medicine | Literacy
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs