Addressing Self-Esteem Through the Use of Bibliotherapy in Literature Circles

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Title Addressing Self-Esteem Through the Use of Bibliotherapy in Literature Circles
Creator Nicole Wadsworth
Subject Self-esteem in children; Bibliotherapy for children; Children -- Books and reading; Reading comprehension; Reading (Elementary) -- Case studies; Motivation in education -- Case studies; Educational innovations -- Case studies; Fifth grade (Education) -- Case studies
Description This action research project takes a look at integrating the literary technique of bibliotherapy with that of the literature circle to increase fifth-grade students' comprehension skills and self-esteem. This project follows two classes from the same school and grade as they experiment with these two techniques. In 2007, Class A students were divided into heterogeneous literature circle groups to read the book Jeckie's Nine. Class A prepared for literature circle groups by completing two graphic organizers, one about the character and one summarizing the selection. Students also completed a section on the graphic organizers entitled "lifelong implications" after their literature circle meeting. Class B read the book Jackie's Nine alone and created personal journal responses. All students were given the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) to assess for changes in comprehension and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale to assess for changes in self-esteem.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2007-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2007, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
Metadata Cataloger Jason Knott
ARK ark:/87278/s6fb8b1m
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2007-08-08
Date Modified 2013-08-27
ID 1094005
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