Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing (CAR/W)

CAR/W supports the California State University's campuses and other stakeholders to ensure the preparation of highly skilled teachers and literacy specialists for California's students.

  • What We Do

    Learn about CAR/W activities that strengthen literacy education in California, from developing curricula that prepare high school students for college to guiding educational policy.

  • Read About CAR/W's Work

Resources for Faculty

Find key publications and presentations developed by CAR/W that illuminate various initiatives around literacy education.

Explore Literacy Education Resources

Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

This innovative curriculumborn at the CSUhas changed how English teachers prepare high school students for college.

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ELA/ELD Framework

CAR/W played a significant role in the development of the "English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools."

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Quarterly Newsletter

Find current and back issues of our quarterly newsletter to stay up-to-date on literacy-related activities.

Explore the CAR/W Newsletter Archive

About Us

Discover why we do what we do, and meet the dedicated people who move the center forward.

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