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Folder 1 - Information on LDC

Checklist For Teaching Tasks
This checklist will provide the author of an LDC module with a list of questions to self-assess the effectiveness of the teaching task. This checklist has been created using collegial suggestions for best practice.

Checklist for Text Selection
This checklist will provide the author of an LDC module with a list of questions to self-assess the appropriateness of text(s) chosen. This checklist has been created using collegial suggestions for best practice.

Definitions of LDC Argumentation Scoring Elements
This teacher resource was created to provide further explanation of each scoring element of the LDC argumentation rubric. This document is intended to be used when scoring and/or facilitating student rubric translation.

Definitions of LDC Informational Scoring Elements
This is a teacher resource further defining LDC Informational scoring elements.

Educurious LDC Science Templates
This set of Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) template tasks has been adapted for use in the science classroom.

Elementary LDC Argumentation Module Template
This is a template for use in writing a 4th or 5th grade LDC Argumentation Module. This blank form provides an efficient means for the “plug and play” aspect of LDC, allowing teacher-choice of content, resources, skills, pacing, and instructional strategies.

Elementary LDC Template Tasks
This LDC tool provides a collection of 4th and 5th grade template tasks which support the informational and argumentation modes of academic writing.

Gates Monograph - Supporting Instruction
This Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation document describes the Foundation’s commitment to supporting instruction. Included in this document is a description of LDC, as well as other instructional initiatives.

K-2 LDC Template Tasks
The New York City Department of Education Common Core Lab Team has drafted template tasks for informative and explanatory writing to encompass the CCSS demands for our youngest students. In the spirit of collaboration and collegial support, they have made

LDC Argumentation Module Template
This is a template for use in writing an LDC Argumentation Module. This blank form provides an efficient means for the “plug and play” aspect of LDC, allowing teacher-choice of content, resources, skills, pacing, and instructional strategies.

LDC Common Core Template Task Collection 2

This collection is an edited version of the original piloted collection of template tasks. As in the original LDC collection, the template tasks are fill-in-the-blank “shells” that allow teachers to insert the texts to be read, writing to be produced, and content to be addressed. When filled in, template tasks create high-quality student assignments that develop reading, writing, and thinking skills in the context of learning science, history, English, and other subjects. They specify the subjects and levels of student work for which they can be used, and they come with rubrics that can be used to score the resulting student work.

This Collection differs from the original piloted collection in that L2’s and L3’s are now a separate list of “demands” or “D’s” to choose from. Accordingly, the L2 and L3 statements in the rubric are also deleted and replaced with a statement about meeting demands. For example, under Advanced in the Informational/Explanatory rubric you will see, “D: Addresses additional demands with thoroughness and makes a connection to controlling idea.”

LDC Guidebook
This ‘Stitchbook’ offers a thorough overview of LDC from the lens of a classroom teacher. Included are quotes and sample modules from teachers who have implemented LDC in their classrooms.

LDC Informational/Explanatory Module Template
This is a template for use in writing an LDC Informational/Explanatory Module. This blank form provides an efficient means for the “plug and play” aspect of LDC, allowing teacher-choice of content, resources, skills, pacing, and instructional strategies.

LDC Module Checklist and Rubric Revision
This LDC checklist provides a means for evaluating an LDC module. The section-by-section questions serve as a self-monitoring or double-check of a newly created module.

LDC Overview - Prezi Link

This link takes you to a Prezi which gives a description of LDC, the purpose of the LDC strategy, and basic components of an LDC module.

Use this link to view the LDC Overview Prezi:
prezi.com

LDC Rules of the Road
This LDC document explains the LDC framework, consisting of the Template Tasks, Module Specifications, Terminology, and LDC Jurying System.

LDC Template Tasks
This LDC tool provides a collection of the 29 template tasks which support the three modes of academic writing (argumentation, informational/explanatory, and narrative) within nine text structures.

Reflection Prompts
This recently created document offers self-reflection questions when designing and/or implementing an LDC module.

Student Essay Scoring LDC (companion PDF)
This is the companion document that goes with the video Scoring an Argumentitive Essay, in which a teacher/R-Coach thinks aloud as she scores a student's argumentative essay.

This file has related content that can be found in the RELATED CONTENT box on the right.

Videos on Literacy Design Collaborative

This link offers several videos from the Literacy Design Collaborative, including “Changing Teacher Practice” and “Literacy Matters”.

www.literacydesigncollaborative.org/about/videos

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