This research examined the use of award-winning children’s literature for social and emotional learning, focusing on its use for children in third through sixth grades. The world is ever-changing, and, as a result, the need for children to learn necessary social and emotional skills continues to increase. These skills include, but are not limited to, perseverance, friendship, grit, caring, and the like. It has been found that teaching social and emotional skills through bibliotherapy is an engaging and successful method that can be used by schools and teachers. Teachers or other educational stakeholders can use this document to begin to understand the need for social and emotional learning and the benefits of bibliotherapy. Additionally, this document can be used as a reference to guide literature selection based on social and emotional traits and themes. At the time of the research, there were few other guides and references as such.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education
Paljug, Hayley L., "Using Children's Literature to Support Social and Emotional Learning in Third Through Sixth Grade Classrooms" (2020). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 742.