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View sample modules specific to your grade level and content area. Download a module template and use the template tasks to write your own Common Core-aligned module.

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Discover the structure for creating effective and meaningful student literacy tasks across subject areas. Examine the template tasks and learn how they are designed. Select from over 29 template tasks to form the foundation of your LDC module. Download LDC module templates to get started creating your own modules and transform your classroom by developing student tasks that will challenge and engage your students.
Choosing a Template Task
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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.
Writing a LDC Module
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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.
LDC Argumentation Module Template
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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.
LDC Informational or Explanatory Module Template
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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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