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LDC is a national community of educators providing a teacher-designed and research-proven framework, online tools, and resources for creating literacy-rich assignments and courses across content areas.

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The work of LDC partners in schools and districts across the country has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to improve students’ literacy skills.

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Teachers Agree: It Works!

Based on a national survey conducted by Research For Action, more than 90% of teachers reported that LDC tools are effective in encouraging literacy skills in secondary classrooms.

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CoreTools is LDC's online collaboration tool where teachers can access, design, modify, and share lesson plans across the content areas.

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New Exemplary Modules

Congratulations to Toby Craver for his new exemplary module, Where’s the Beef?, now in LDC CoreTools.

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I’m just blown away by the level of commitment I’ve seen, but it’s because teachers are really seeing the value in these [LDC] tools.

Monica Cressman

Reading Specialist

I think these [LDC] tools have changed the way I teach. When you’re teaching for 21 years, you get sort of set in what you want done…this approach has allowed me to raise expectations of students.

Holly Particelli

8th Grade Science Teacher

Teachers need a framework for literacy instruction, and LDC is a way to build that without sacrificing content.

Cosby Hunt

Manager of Teaching & Learning, Center for Inspired Teaching
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