How a Therapy Dog May Inspire Student Literacy Engagement in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom

  • Lori Friesen University of Alberta

Abstract

In this article, I discuss theoretical possibilities for the inclusion of therapy dogs in the elementary language arts classroom, particularly which may inspire students otherwise reluctant to engage in literacy activities. I incorporate Guthrie and colleagues’ work in engagement into research in Animal Assisted Therapy with children to posit a revised theory of engagement.

Published
2009-03-01
How to Cite
FRIESEN, Lori. How a Therapy Dog May Inspire Student Literacy Engagement in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 105-122, mar. 2009. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/How-a-Therapy-Dog-May-Inspire-Student-Literacy-Engagement-in-the-Elementary-Language-Arts-Classroom>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2017.