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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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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:...
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...
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...
Retelling Corduroy
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
In this module, students will learn how to retell key events of a story in chronological order. This module would be implemented in the middle of the...