English Language Arts

LDC offers a variety of templates that help ELA teachers boost student engagement and master texts at their reading level (and above)! LDC templates “hardwire” Common Core Standards into module design, requiring students to use critical thinking skills to evaluate texts and improve their reading and writing skills. In addition, the LDC design process leads the teacher through the selection of appropriate state grade content standards to ensure lessons are aligned with state requirements. ELA teachers across the country have already used LDC modules to improve student reading and writing skills. See some examples below, or join us on CoreTools to access the Exemplary Module Library from your own account!

“The better writer you are, the better reader you become. I really think that LDC is going to get students to become better readers by teaching them to use the sources, to read those articles critically and think critically about them, and to engage in those higher-order thinking questions and insightful discussion.” Middle school ELA teacher


Rhetorical Analysis for Pre-AP English

American Dream: Reality, Promise or Illusion?

The Lottery


Other exemplary modules you can access via our Module Library through LDC CoreTools include…

Rhetorical Analysis for Pre-AP English

Guernica

Terry Roberts, Laura Billings, Eleanor Dougherty, Melissa Hedt, Brooke Mabry
(Product of the Summer 2013 Design Jam)

The Meaning of Myth

Laura Billings with Terry Roberts, Eleanor Dougherty, Melissa Hedt, and Brooke Mabry
(Product of the Summer 2013 Design Jam) 

Magical Realism: Fusing the Fantastic and the Ordinary

Brooke Mabry with Laura Billings, Eleanor Dougherty, Melissa Hedt, and Terry Roberts
(Product of the Summer 2013 Design Jam)

Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Eleanor Dougherty with Terry Roberts, Laura Billings, Melissa Hedt, Brooke Mabry
(Product of the 2013 Summer Design Jam)

Women's Rights

Melissa Hedt with Terry Roberts, Eleanor Dougherty, Laura Billings, and Brooke Mabry
(Product of the Summer 2013 Design Jam)

Your Poem Preference

Laura Billings with Terry Roberts, Eleanor Dougherty, Melissa Hedt, and Brooke Mabry
(Product of the Summer 2013 Design Jam)

The Power of Language

Laura Billings (National Paideia Center) 

To Be or Not to Be: The Evolution of Hamlet’s Personality

Terry Roberts with Laura Billings, Eleanor Dougherty, Melissa Hedt, Brooke Mabry
(Product of the Summer 2013 Design Jam)

Declaration of Independent Sentiments

Terry Roberts with Laura Billings, Eleanor Dougherty, Melissa Hedt, Brooke Mabry
(Product of the Summer 2013 Design Jam)

Existentialism and Kafka

Sherri McPherson (Fayette County Public Schools, Kentucky)