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To Cure What Ails You, Bibliotherapists Prescribe Literature

There are all kinds of therapies to cure what ails you. But a new and intriguing approach is bibliotherapy, which dispenses a prescription of literature specifically tailored to a patient's unique circumstances. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with pioneering bibliotherapist Susan …

In Other Words: One Author’s Personal Journey to Address & Prevent Bullying

I haven’t always been a children’s author. Previously, I was an advertising/marketing copywriter. I did this for about 15 years—even though I didn’t …

Reading Motivation and Fun

Regardless of what reading program or strategies you use in your classroom, reading needs to be fun. Students should be encouraged to pick up books …

Simple Practices to Nurture the Motivation to Read

Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. In Nurturing the Motivation to Read, we examined the current …

6 Best Websites for Bibliotherapy Resources

Bibliotherapy is a way to use literature to help students solve problems. In two previous posts I identified reading lists for LGBT youth and …

Mental Health

A Fiction First Aid Kit: 7 Bibliotherapy Techniques to Help You Feel Better With Fiction

Reading fiction can help you understand yourself a little better, prepare for difficult situations and even help improve your well-being. I know it's helped me: Consciously reading the right books for my mood marked a turning point in my well-being, and helped me overcome Post Traumatic Stress …

Putting Books to Work: Be a Friend

<b>Be a Friend. Salina Yoon. 2016. Bloomsbury.</b><p><b>Ages 4–8</b><p><b>Summary</b><p><i>Be a Friend</i> by Salina Yoon is a simple story of being different from the others around you …

Making Motivational Reading Choices

Teaching children to read and write is a challenging and complex process; however, without considering student motivation it becomes a daunting task. …

Reading Motivation: What the Research Says

Motivating middle school students to read - Aliteracy

• “An ability to read but an indifference and boredom with reading for academic and enrichment purposes.”<br>• Aliterate children can read, but they tend to …

Motivating Students to Read: 11 TIPS

Keys to Reading Motivation