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Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is ERWC?

ERWC is the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum from the California State University system. Students successfully completing the modules develop skills, knowledge, processes, and dispositions in the following areas of academic literacy: reading rhetorically, writing rhetorically, listening and speaking rhetorically, and habits of mind. The modules are aligned with the CA State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCSS for ELA/Literacy).

To learn more about ERWC, click here to download the ERWC Q and A.pdf.

Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) Multi-Day Training Series:

This professional development training will help teachers prepare students to meet college and university expectations. Teachers will learn the what and why about ERWC.

To view all available ​ERWC classes, click here.

ERWC/High School Training

  • A four-session introductory course is available for those who are new to teaching the ERWC course as well as those interested in learning how to incorporate ERWC modules into their curriculum.
     - The course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning to support your new learning.
    - Each of the four sessions offers a week to complete work with synchronous times on Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:00 p.m.


Cohort Dates

Winter Cohort Begins January 4, 2021

How do I register for a training?
Introductory Course
 - Flyer
 - Registration Link

ERWC 3.0 Update

ERWC has been through changes in the past couple of years. Version 3.0 is now available and offers support for English language learners. If you would like to learn about ERWC 3.0, OCDE and CSU Fullerton are offering an online update course. As a certified ERWC teacher, this update course is available to you at no cost. We are offering this training in the fall (beginning November 30) and in the spring (beginning March 8). The course is two weeks long with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous work. 

Update Cohort Dates
Fall Cohort Begins November 30, 2020
Spring Cohort Begins March 8, 2021

Questions: Contact Dr. Denise Harshman at dharshman@ocde.us

ERWC Team
  • Dr. Chris Street - CSUF Professor of Secondary Education
  • Dr. Denise Harshman - OCDE Coordinator, Advancing Learning
  • Jennifer Beall - OCDE ERWC Facilitator
  • David Cagley - Fullerton Union High School Teacher
  • Christy Jimenez - Buena Park High School Teacher
  • Kimberly Moore - Westminster High School Teacher