What is LDC?

Learn about the Literacy Design Collaborative and the components of the LDC framework—and explore an LDC module in action with teachers and students. Watch as Lee Kappes explains step by step how to create your own LDC module, and use the Guidebook and other resources as a reference as a guide to help create a comprehensive module.


What is LDC? Part 1

In this ASCD-produced video, Lee Kappes provides an overview of the Literacy Design Collaborative and its work with the Common Core State Standards.

What is LDC? Part 2

Lee Kappes discusses the ways in which the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) modules are hardwired into the Common Core State Standards, the LDC research base, and the teacher friendliness of the modules.

What is LDC? Part 3

Lee Kappes outlines expanding expectations for literacy that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) bring with them, the literacy responsibilities that should be shared by all teachers, college-and-career emphasis, and potential K-5 applications.


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LDC 1.0 Guidebook to LDC: Linking Secondary Core Content to the Common Core State Standards

This guidebook, published by the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), gives an overview of LDC, and step-by-step guidelines for writing an LDC module with example modules.

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Literacy Design Collaborative

The website of the Literacy Design Collaborative offers resources for LDC modules.

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