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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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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...
Comparing the Chemistry of Electricity Generation
  • Science
  • High School
In this reading and writing unit, students are asked to answer the question. “Should nuclear energy be generated from nuclear power or fossil fuels...
Students have just finished units on States and Properties of Matter. They will take the concepts learned and expound upon them by examining the...
Economic Systems
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Every society operates with a mixed economic system, combining the influences of market and command models in order to form a functioning economy and...
The Legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation
Through primary and secondary source document analysis, students will explore the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation on the outcome of the...
Existentialism and Kafka
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
Students will conduct research on the existentialist movement in literature. Students will read Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and determine if...
Fire Down Below: Effectiveness of Various Antacids
  • Informative/Explanatory Writing
  • High School
Students investigate the effectiveness of various antacids in a laboratory investigation prior to doing this module. During the module, they will...
Government of the People
This module asks 9th and 10th grade students to read two famous speeches regarding the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy...
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...
Line Item Veto
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
In 1996, Congress passed the Line Item Veto giving President Clinton the authority to veto portions of appropriations bills. Though the Supreme Court...