Keywords: afterschool activities, athletics, extracurricular activities, goals of education, school activities, school clubs, United States Department of Education (USDE), Grade Point Average (GPA) The Positive Effects of Extracurricular Activities on Students Extracurricular activities are activities that students participate in that do not fall into the realm of normal curriculum of schools. There are many forms of extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, governance, student newspaper, music, art, and drama.
Extracurricular activities are totally voluntary so students that do not want to participate in them do not have to.
Provide a simple essay to students and ask them to identify various structures / written objectives: I like to help students by first explaining that an essay is like a hamburger.
It's certainly a crude analogy, but students seem to get the idea of the intro and conclusion being like the buns, while the content is the good stuff.
Lunnenburg states in his article that “Extracurricular activities serve the same goals and functions as the required and elective courses in the curriculum.
However, they provide experiences that are not included in formal courses of study.
Another issue is that traditional five paragraph essays are certainly a little old school.
However, I still feel that understanding the structure of your basic hamburger essay will serve students well when putting together future written work.
Informational, opinion, persuasive, and narrative text types are presented in innovative ways.
These worksheets also include useful graphic organizers to help students plan their writing.