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Understand the framework, learn how to use the models, and view sample units based on the templates created by the LDC.

This channel presents the work of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC).

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After you watch the videos demonstrating how to create your own LDC module and use the Guidebook and other resources to create a comprehensive module, you may wonder how best to approach analyzing student work. Here you will find examples of student work and how to use the LDC resources to evaluate student learning.
Anchor Paper for Great Expectations: Growing into a Hero, an Informational/Explanatory Module
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Take a look at several examples of student work for the Great Expectations: Growing into a Hero informational/explanatory module. See how a teacher uses the rubric to score student work using evidence from the student’s paper to determine where a student would benefit from feedback or instruction.
Anchor Paper for Ancient India & China, an Informational History/Social Studies Module
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The LDC Anchor Paper Annotation Form includes seven dimensions — Focus, Reading/Research, Controlling Idea, Development, Organization, Conventions, and Content Understanding — to evaluate student work. By evaluating student work using this rubric, teachers are able to determine in what areas a student may need more support. Here you will find several examples of teacher-reviewed student work for the module Ancient India & China.
Anchor Paper for Should Helmets Be Required?, an Argumentation Science Module
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Each student in your class has different strengths and areas in need of improvement, but how do you determine the type of feedback each student needs? Here you will find several student examples that a teacher assessed using the seven dimensions of the LDC Anchor Paper Annotation Form (Focus, Reading/Research, Controlling Idea, Development, Organization, Conventions, Content Understanding). See how to evaluate student work to provide the best support and enrichment.
Anchor Paper for Zoos and Animal Welfare, an Argumentation Science Module
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See how a teacher uses the seven dimensions of the LDC Anchor Paper Annotation Form (Focus, Reading/Research, Controlling Idea, Development, Organization, Conventions, Content Understanding) to evaluate student work. Examine how the rubric evaluation informs the type of feedback the teacher provides for several examples of student work in this science module

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