Artifacts

With hundreds of descriptive tags available to choose from, finding an appropriate attribute that has been tagged and related to a book is a breeze. Mackin.com features a growing list of thousands of titles that all have the advantage of having Artifacts attached to them. Look below at some of our most popular topics and explore the benefits of teaching with books with Artifacts.

Build Collections with Artifacts

We work with subject matter experts, classroom teachers, librarians, readers, and publishers to catalog elements inside stories, so that you can find exactly what you want to find.

Engaging K12 Readers

Using Artifacts is the ideal way to help teachers, parents, or readers find books with specific topics, concepts, learning objectives, or reading levels.

Collection Development

Careful and consistent tagging helps educators find books with deep similarities making curriculum development easier and more precise.

Powered By Artifacts

Artifacts call out the topics, themes, learning outcomes, and reading levels that make a book unique. When you read the Artifacts on a book, you understand some of its threads. You can also search for other books with similar threads. Artifacts works with subject matter experts, classroom teachers, librarians, readers, and publishers to catalog elements inside stories, so that you can find exactly what you want to find.

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More than 700 Artifact types

We identify more than 700+ different attributes types that appear in stories. Looking to find books with story sequences, parent-child relationships, or specific learning objectives? Artifacts make it possible to find hundreds of themes, easily.

Discover Artifacts

Would you like to see how it all works? Click on one of the sample Artifact® metadata tags below to discover content with specific topics, themes, concepts, educational objectives and literary elements. Artifact is a registered mark of Unbound Concepts.

How can you use Artifacts in a classroom?

We identify more than 700+ different attributes types that appear in stories. Looking to find books with story sequences, parent-child relationships, or specific learning objectives? Artifacts make it possible to find hundreds of themes, easily.

Pre-Reading

Use Artifacts to prep a discussion about a concept that appears in a book. Is teamwork a key concept in the story? Get students talking and thinking about teamwork prior to reading the story.

Close-Reading

Teach your students to do close-reading using Artifacts. Once the student has identified an attribute in the story, have them identify evidence from the text and provide a precise rationale.

Post-Reading

Enhance the reading experience by having students create Artifacts for the books they read. Artifacts provide the structure of close-reading, yet allow students to focus on concepts that are of primary interest to them as readers.

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