Chop Shop: Restoring Vintage Literature to Its Glory

Presenting this session at TCTELA in Galveston, TX today:

While it may look like an old hunk of rusty metal to some, with a little elbow grease, you can bring that beauty back to life. Our vintage literature is like a classic car that needs some remodeling and restoration in order to make it revenant and interesting for our students, and sometimes even for ourselves! So pull on your jumpsuit, smear a little grease in your joints, and come into our chop shop! Through deconstruction (adapting/altering real-world texts), renovation (technology integration), and reconstitution (project-based learning) of our curriculum and our teaching methods, those classics can come alive again and be restored to all their glory.

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