Writing a LDC Module

To assist you with writing your LDC module, watch these videos of Lee Kappes giving an in-depth walk-through of the content in them.

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.

After watching the videos, download the LDC Task Templates to design your LDC Module. Available at the bottom of this page is an in-depth PDF with information to further your understanding of LDC Module content.


Part One

In this how-to video, Lee Kappes of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) walks teachers through the curriculum development process from start to finish. Kappes uses a teacher-created exemplar module to illustrate with clarity and coherence the approach that teachers should take to produce a module of their own aligned to their classroom curriculum and the CCSS.

Part Two

In Part 2 of Writing an LDC Module, Lee Kappes provides an-depth walk-through of how to write the Overview and What Task? sections of the module.

Part Three

In Part 3 of Writing an LDC Module, Lee Kappes completes her walkthrough of how to write an LDC module by focusing on the sections of What Skills?, What Instruction?, and What Results?


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Anatomy of an LDC Module: Gates Foundation

This resource from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows the parts of an LDC module in a format suitable for classroom display or a professional development course.


Once you have watched the videos and feel ready to proceed, download the module templates and use them to write your own LDC modules.


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LDC Argumentation Module Template

Argumentation is the ability to form reason and draw conclusions. Students who are able to build argumentation skills through reading and writing complex text are better prepared for the 21st century. Teachers can use this Word template to plan an LDC module that addresses literacy reading and writing standards for argumentation.

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LDC Informational or Explanatory Module Template

Informational or explanatory text provides students an opportunity to learn about a specific topic and is valuable for doing a job, making decisions, and accomplishing a task. Teachers can use this Word template to create LDC modules that focus on informational or explanatory writing and text.

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