Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC)

This innovative curriculumborn at the CSUhas changed how English teachers prepare high school students for college. Using rhetorical inquiry to encourage critical thinking, students learn strategies that help them thrive in college.

The ERWC is designed for a grade 12 English language arts course. There are also curricula for grades 7 to 11.

Professional Learning

High school English language arts teachers may register for a four-day workshop to become an ERWC-certified instructor. Co-sponsored by the CSU and the California County Offices of Education, there is no fee for registration or materials.


Adopt ERWC in Your School

Is your high school considering adopting ERWC? Learn more about the easy application process.

How to Apply

Online Community

Teachers participating in the workshop are given access to the vibrant ERWC Online Community.

Go to ERWC Online