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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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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...
The Johnstown Flood of 1889
  • Persuasion
  • Middle School
The Johnstown Flood of 1889 was one of Pennsylvania's greatest disasters. This module features using The Johnstown Flood, a historical non-fiction...
The Laws of Conservation and Photosynthesis
The Laws of Conservation of Matter and Conservation of Energy are demonstrable through an examination of the photosynthetic process. This module will...
Word Choice and Tone in "The Lottery"
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • Middle School
In this module middle school students analyze the classic short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. After a multiple readings of the text, students...
The Power of Language
  • Reading Standards for Informational Text
  • Middle School
This Language Arts module is designed for the third quarter and addresses the effects of language structures in non-fiction and poetry. This module...
The Sunflower: On Forgiveness
  • Writing
  • High School
This module is taught after winter break; the homework for break is to read and take notes on Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower and to come to class...
Three Religions, One Sacred Place
In this module students will learn the basics of 3 major world religions - Islam, Judaism, and Christianity - and connect them to geography by seeing...
Voyager I
Students will research and write about the accomplishments of the Voyager I space probe. Students will learn the discoveries made and about the...
What are the Causes & Effects of Noise Pollution?
  • Informative/Explanatory Writing
  • MS, HS
Students will read selected informational articles regarding affect of noise pollution on marine animals. Students will then discuss the causes and...
CER: Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students will gain the ability to write a scientific claim that is backed up by evidence and supported by scientific reasoning. They will base their...