Peter Jurich, tutor, works on phonics with Dorian Mosby at Thirkell Elementary School. Mosby moves alphabet tiles around a whiteboard in an approach that involves seeing the letters and hearing and speaking the sounds as he manipulates the tiles.
Jill Honda and student Piere Browner work together to edit Browner’s latest manuscript during Book Publishing Day at Barbara Jordan Elementary School in Detroit. Honda is a volunteer with Beyond Basics.
After putting the final touches on his manuscript, student Piere Browner chooses a cover for what will become his finished book. The cover is made of sturdy mat board, covered in a colorful fabric. Browner is working with volunteer Jill Honda.
Adrian Perdue grins as he takes a break from writing his latest story in the Beyond Basics classroom in Barbara Jordan Elementary School. Each school in the Beyond Basics program dedicates classroom space for the program.