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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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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...
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,...
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...
Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Human exploitation of the ocean's resources and destruction of marine habitats are driving species extinction, destroying fisheries, generating...
American Dream: Reality, Promise Or Illusion?
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Authors of both nonfiction and fiction have defined the American Dream and offered varying viewpoints on the extent to which America fulfills the...
Author Study: Kate Chopin
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • High School
This module draws from a National Endowment for the Humanities unit plan for Kate Chopin's The Awakening and blends this focus with additional study...