Every after-school LITGROUPS program follows the same basic schedule. Students come as soon as classes are dismissed for the day. We then have a snack together (usually cookies or other baking, and a fruit or vegetable option) while we do a fun literacy-based warm-up activity. After snack there is a whole-group gather time, where we do any number of literacy-based activities together, such as writing stories, reading and responding to books, art, centres, etc. Finally, for the last part of the day we have independent, self-selected reading time, where students choose books and volunteers come alongside and share the story or assist the student if necessary. LITGROUPS after-school programs end at 5 pm.