ERWC and Teacher Preparation

By Amy K. Conley What do K-12 administrators, literacy instructors, and literacy researchers think should be included in literacy coursework? I have taught the CSU Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC) for more than a decade, but I didn’t expect my experience as an ERWC teacher and facilitator to be so relevant in my recent … Continue reading ERWC and Teacher Preparation

How the ERWC Fosters Independent Learners

By Anne Porterfield A key pedagogical strategy embedded in California State University’s Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC) is for teachers to release control to students so that students can guide their own learning. Findings from a study of the ERWC, which was funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant, suggests that many … Continue reading How the ERWC Fosters Independent Learners

Question with No Answers

By Jonathon Medeiros When does the river become the delta? When does the delta become the sea? Do fish see the water they breathe? Is that right, do fish breathe? When did the cavaquinho become the ukulele? Is dancing storytelling? Why is live music pleasurable? I believe in questions, not answers. I believe in the … Continue reading Question with No Answers

Let Sleeping Teenagers Lie

By Lori Campbell When I consulted our Associate Superintendent of Business for the Kern High School District, Dr. Mike Zulfa, about the plans for how our district would comply with SB 328, he wrote, “So I am blaming you for all of this disruption! 😊” You see, I am the one who wrote the Expository … Continue reading Let Sleeping Teenagers Lie

Creative Spaces: Conference Preview!

Editor’s Note: This month we’re featuring previews of sessions from California State University’s upcoming ERWC Literacy Conference. Author and teacher Martin Brandt is presenting June 27 in Northern California. By Martin Brandt I wasted many a Saturday or Sunday morning of my youth watching football before I learned that coaches actually have names for the … Continue reading Creative Spaces: Conference Preview!

We Are Not Immune

Editor’s Note: This month we’re featuring previews of sessions from California State University’s upcoming ERWC Literacy Conference. ERWC teacher and workshop leader Frank Mata is presenting June 21 in Southern California and June 27 in Northern California. By Frank Mata “Too Dope Teachers and a Mic” podcasters (@toodopeteachers) recently tweeted “How do y’all think about folx who … Continue reading We Are Not Immune

Leveraging Digital Tools for Teaching ERWC: Sneak Preview!

Editor’s Note: This month we’re featuring previews of sessions from California State University’s upcoming ERWC Literacy Conference. Author and teacher Jen Roberts is presenting June 21 in Southern California and June 27 in Northern California. By Jen Roberts Do you remember how much fun it is to get to talk about teaching and learning with … Continue reading Leveraging Digital Tools for Teaching ERWC: Sneak Preview!

Arcs and Spirals

Editor’s Note: California State University is hosting an in-person literacy conference in June of 2022. All are welcome! Sessions feature strategies for teaching texts rhetorically, fostering language awareness and exploration, and promoting equity and inclusion. The $50 registration fee includes lunch and a choice of location and date. Sheraton Fairplex – Pomona, CA June 21, … Continue reading Arcs and Spirals

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