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The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is a national community of professional educators working together to prepare students for college and the 21st century workplace. Through LDC work, teachers, schools, and districts engage in a reflective and collaborative process, growing their expertise in using their state standards in instructional planning, ongoing curriculum-embedded assessment, and results analysis. Leveraging a network of literacy partners, LDC fosters sustainable growth of its Community of Practice through efficient and productive collaboration for educators across 50 states.

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A Closer Look at "Mother to Son"
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • 3-5, MS
During this module, students will focus on determining the theme of a poem using details in the text, including how characters respond to challenges...
Heroes Vs. Villains: Explorers of the New World
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
Throughout history, explorers have made discoveries that changed the way people viewed the world. In their quest for knowledge and fame, these...
Story Map
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Students will gain the ability to use a story map to organize essential narrative elements in order to retell a story. For more literacy activities...
Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DRTA)
  • English Language Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Students will learn to make, check, and revise predictions several times over the course of a text. For more literacy activities and modules, visit:...
Reading Photographs
Using the Library of Congress analysis protocol of Observe, Reflect and Question and the analysis tool, students will record their analyses of the...
Writing Observational Journals
Students will write an observational journal for an animal of their choosing. They will also use peer feedback to revise their notes for clarity,...
KWL Reading Strategy
  • Reading Standards for Informational Text
  • K-2, 3-5
As students read a non-fiction text, they'll learn to think about what they Know, Want to Know, and Learned about the topic. For more literacy...
Getting Started with LDC CoreTools
  • English Language Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
View this screencast before beginning your first online LDC Course. This screencast will introduce you to LDC CoreTools and will demonstrate how to...
Historical Fiction: Mostly True?
Students in grade 5 will read the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. After reading the novel and taking notes on...
Comparing Characters' Responses to Events
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • K-2, 3-5
Second grade students will learn to compare characters in a story by reading text and examining illustrations to determine how each character...