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Remaking Literacy

Transform how you teach literacy in elementary classrooms by integrating makerspace ideas and hands-on learning experiences designed to deepen student understanding and reading comprehension.


  • Examine the ways maker education and project-based learning (PBL) can enhance teaching and empower student engagement and learning.
  • Learn how to reimagine instruction to ensure students build crucial literacy, collaboration, and thinking skills.
  • Study various low-tech and low-cost strategies and how to utilize them in flexible learning spaces or makerspaces in the elementary classroom or school.
  • Receive checklists and planning tools for incorporating a maker education curriculum in your classroom reading activities.
  • Reflect on the literacy activities and makerspace ideas presented by answering reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What the Research Says
Chapter 2: Creative Pathways to Learning
Chapter 3: Thinking and Design
Chapter 4: Low-Tech Making
Chapter 5: Remaking With Maker Tech
Chapter 6: Guidance for Implementation
Appendix A: Remaking Literacy Book List
Appendix B: Remaking Literacy Sample Rubric
Appendix C: Web Resources List


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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5