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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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Split Page Notetaking
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students will gain the ability to select important facts and passages for use in one's own writing. This strategy can be used for oral lectures or...
Character Study Organizer
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • MS, HS
Students will gain the ability to analyze and select the most important facts and/or details that demonstrate the change or growth of a character in...
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...
Assessing Source Credibility
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students will practice media literacy by determining which sources they can trust for credible, accurate, and persuasive evidence. For more literacy...
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,...
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...
Students have just finished units on States and Properties of Matter. They will take the concepts learned and expound upon them by examining the...
Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • MS, HS
In this module middle school students analyze a famous work by Mark Twain to determine if it is a satire or humorous work. The text is challenging in...
Pesticides: Blessing, Curse, or Both?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
The 1948 Nobel Prize in Medicine went to Paul Müller, who discovered DDT's power as a persistent insecticide that could greatly reduce typhus...
The Case for Revolution
Students reconstruct the colonial argument for dissolving their ties to Great Britain. Main steps of the learning process include: close reading of...