We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2013 Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) training for middle school (grades 7-8). The goal of the ERWC is to prepare middle school and high school students for the literacy demands of higher education. Through a sequence of rigorous instructional modules each in 7th-11th grade and a yearlong course in 12th grade, students develop proficiency in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing.
All participants will be expected to teach module 1 for 7th and 8th grade after Day 2 of the professional development, prior to attending the 3rd day of professional development. CSU's require all teachers to go through the 18 hours of training in order to use the ERWC modules. Grade level teams are the intended audience rather than individual teachers.
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 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCSS for ELA/Literacy).
This is Day 1 of a three-day training. Attendance is required at all three training days.
Day 1: September 21, 2017
Day 2: September 22, 2017
Day 3: November 30, 2017
LACOE does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, actual or perceived gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. LACOE complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. If you are disabled and require assistance in accessing this event, please contact LACOE Title II Coordinator at (562) 803-8297.