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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

  • An 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

Fall Cohort Begins September 14, 2020
Winter Cohort Begins January 4, 2021

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

  • 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