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Empowering book sellers
We analyze features, so that book sellers can find books with deep similarities for collection development
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.
More than 700 Artifact Types
We identify more than 700+ different attributes types that appear in stories. Find books with story sequences, parent-child relationships, or specific learning objectives. Artifacts make it possible.
Readers need books that match their interests and fall within reasonable skills.
A free app for classrooms
Unbound Concepts provides the Artifact App, a free resource, to schools. Students and teachers can search and browse existing artifacts, or add their own to better find books.
Find books with artifacts
With artifacts, students can explore specific ideas in a single story. The artifact framework also teaches them to compare similar ideas across several books.
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.
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.
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.