What is ERWC?
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).
For frequently asked questions and answers about ERWC, view
ERWC Q and A.pdf
What trainings are offered?
High School 4-Day (grade 12)
Middle School (grades 7-8) - $250 fee
Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) Multi-Day Training Series:
For Orange County High School Teachers Only 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
ERWC/High School Four-Day Training
Day 1: August 14, 2018
Day 2: August 15, 2018
Day 3: September 18, 2018
Day 4: October 17, 2018
Day 1: October 11, 2018
Day 2: October 30, 2018
Day 3: November 14, 2018
Day 4: December 4, 2018
Day 1: January 15, 2019
Day 2: January 16, 2019
Day 3: February 13, 2019
Day 4: March 13, 2019
On-line pre-registration is required
How do I register for a training?
Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) Middle School Training
This 18-hour professional development training will help teachers prepare students to meet college and university expectations. For more information, click
Who should attend: 7th & 8th Grade ELA/Literacy middle school teachers, coaches, TOSAs, coordinators
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2: 30 p.m.
Cost: $250 (lunch/materials)
Day 1: October 2, 2018
Day 2: November 1, 2018
Day 3: January 9, 2019
Meet the Team
- Chris Street - CSUF Professor of Secondary Education
- Karin Foster - OCDE Language and Literacy Coordinator
- Kimberly Moore - Westminster High School Teacher
- Christy Jimenez - Buena Park High School Teacher
- Tyler Shelley - Yorba Linda High School Teacher