Teaching social skills through literature

The focus of this thesis is to prove that social skills can successfully be taught through literature. This study was designed to examine the effects of teaching social skills through literature during a twelve week trimester. A case study of two first grade students was utilized after social behaviors were impacted their academics. Literature that focused on social skills was utilized allowing for personal connections to the stories. Consistency, parental support and social skilled literature all supported social skill development successfully impacting academics.