ERIC Number: EJ744747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 27
Using Children's Books as Bibliotherapy for At-Risk Students: A Guide for Teachers
Prater, Mary Anne; Johnstun, Marissa L.; Dyches, Tina Taylor; Johnstun, Marion R.
Preventing School Failure, v50 n4 p5-13 Sum 2006
Increasing numbers of students in U.S. schools are at greater risk of school failure because of social, economic, and family stress factors. Teachers can use literature as bibliotherapy for both children and adolescents to create a safe distance, allowing them to deal with sensitive issues related to these problems, as well as to teach social skills that can then help prevent school failure. In this article, the authors present a 10-step process for implementing bibliotherapy in the classroom and provide a sample of juvenile books that could be used in bibliotherapy.
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, High Risk Students, Books, Childrens Literature, Teaching Guides, Children, Adolescents, Interpersonal Competence, Classroom Techniques
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