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CSU Expository Reading & Writing


Expository Reading and Writing Course

The CSU offers the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) as a college preparatory English course approved by the University of California to satisfy enrollment eligibility requirements. The CSU's multiple measures identify the ERWC as an approved Grade 12 English course for meeting first-year English course placement standards (minimum C- grade required).

The ERWC curriculum aligns with California Common Core State Standards and includes 13 modules designed to engage students' interest through interactive classroom activities and timely, relevant texts. Its rhetorical approach to critically analyzing and evaluating texts emulates the rigorous reading and writing assignments students will complete in college.


Adopt the Curriculum

Schools must formally adopt the ERWC curriculum for the CSU or UC to officially recognize the course on students' transcripts. The course adoption process includes submitting an application to the CSU and uploading the course listing annually to the UC A-G Course Management Portal.

  • Obtain local district and/or school board approvals for course adoption (submission of approvals to the CSU/UC not necessary)
  • Submit your school's adoption application to the CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading (CAR) at CSU Sacramento
  • Inform your school's Course List Manager to upload the course annually to the UC A-G Course Management Portal
  • Upload the ERWC using CALPADS code 2118 as "CSU Expository Reading & Writing" (abbreviated "ERWC")
  • Identify school administrator(s) to oversee course implementation and ensure instruction as designed
  • Provide program data to the CSU and/or the regional EAP through occasional online surveys
  • Ensure all new ERWC teachers participate in mandatory ERWC professional learning


Important: Please list the ERWC as directed. Listing the course under another title or abbreviation may cause difficulties resulting in your students' ineligibility to apply completed course credit to satisfying first-year course placement standards at the CSU or UC.
 

Professional Learning

New ERWC teachers must complete 24 hours of free professional learning to finalize course adoption and receive certification to instruct the ERWC as a college preparatory course. Participants gain access to the curriculum and exclusive online resources through the ERWC Online Community. The Early Assessment Program (EAP) at Cal Maritime hosts fully sponsored annual professional learning series for regional high school English teachers (all expenses paid except the cost of substitute teachers).
 

Leadership Conference

The CSU hosts annual leadership conferences for current ERWC teachers to discuss curriculum updates and share strategies for implementing the curriculum in classrooms. In summer 2018, CAR representatives will discuss the transition to the third edition of the curriculum (for release by the 2019-2020 academic year) and present new modules for Grades 9 through 12 integrating English language development.
 

Resources


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Coordinator, College Readiness & EAP


Matthew Tener, MA
Student Services 127
(707) 654-1081
mtener@csum.edu

 

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