Choosing a Template Task

These videos and documents provide the structure for creating student tasks in literacy, along with an overview of template tasks and how they are designed. Select from over 29 template task for the foundation of your LDC module.


A Closer Look at LDC Template Tasks: Part 1

Template tasks form the heart of an LDC module. Narrated by Lee Kappes of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), this video presentation explains the tasks from which teachers may choose to design an LDC module, the differences between the tasks, and the ways in which teachers can transform them from fill-in-the-blank templates to engaging teaching tasks.

A Closer Look at LDC Template Tasks: Part 2

In part 2 of this video about LDC Template Tasks, Lee Kappes delves more deeply into their structure as she presents two task templates in detail. The specific examples of how to use these two templates in language arts, social studies, and science classrooms let teachers see the value of using these tools to draft learning tasks. Educators can also appreciate the importance of collaborating with other content area teachers to design rigorous, relevant tasks that provide rich learning for students.


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LDC Narrative Task-Only Template

Narrative is one of the most common forms of writing used in classrooms today. Creation of LDC modules using the narrative mode amplifies the writing process to help students create higher-level products. Teachers can access this Word template to develop their own narrative tasks. The Template Task Collection and How to Write an LDC Module channels will help in this process.

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LDC Informational-Explanatory Task-Only Template

Teacher-created LDC modules that focus on informational writing and text were developed with social studies, science, and other content using the template tasks. Teachers can access this Word template to develop their own informational tasks for inclusion in an LDC Module. The Template Task Bank and How to Write an LDC Module channels will help in this process.

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LDC Argumentation Task-Only Template

Argumentation is a cornerstone of evidence-based writing. Teacher-created LDC modules help teachers support literacy development in social studies, science, and other content subjects. Teachers can access this Word template to develop their own argumentation tasks, which can then be included in an LDC Module. The Template Task Bank and How to Write an LDC Module channels will help in this process.

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Template Task Collection - Literacy Design Collaborative

A PDF version of the template tasks for argumentation, informational-explanatory, and narrative writing.

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Argumentation Template Tasks v.1 - Gates Foundation

A PDF version from the Gates Foundation of the argumentation template tasks suitable for classroom display or at professional development courses.

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