CSU Customizable ERWC


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CSU ERWC 3.0 Customizable Student Reader Order Form

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The reading selections in this customizable collection form the basis of the CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC). The course is designed to foster critical thinking through a rhetorical approach to reading and writing. Version 3.0 has expanded to include more attention to concepts such as audience, purpose, context, and genre and to the process of making rhetorical decisions and taking rhetorical action. Through using an inquiry-based approach, the ERWC engages students in dialogue, in reading with an open mind, and in writing as an act of discovery. With more diverse texts and a focus on teaching for transfer, the ERWC also nurtures the cultural, linguistic, and personal resources students bring with them to the classroom and helps them to connect their learning to their everyday and future lives.

This reader is available for purchase by high schools that have adopted the CSU Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum. Other course materials can be obtained only by participating in professional learning programs sponsored by the California State University and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. Please see the following for more information: http://www.calstate.edu/eap/englishcourse

The ERWC 3.0 Customizable Reader does not include full-length texts of books or plays.

3 Hole Drilled, Shrink Wrapped each with cover, not Perfect bound like ERWC 3.0 Mini-Module Student Reader.

Full-Length Module Texts

Grade 9 Modules

SR-09-01 Conscious Hip Hop: Empowerment, Identity, and Social Change
SR-09-02 Good Food/Bad Food
SR-09-03 Remembering Injustice

Grade 10 Modules

SR-10-01 Things Fall Apart
SR-10-02 Age of Responsibility + SR-10-03 Jigsaw Texts
SR-10-04 Citizen Youth + SR-10-05 Jigsaw Texts
SR-10-06 Free Speech + SR-10-07 Jigsaw Texts
SR-10-08 We Should All Be Feminists

Grade 11 Modules

Max 10 Selections Per Order

Course Description

SR-11-01-Introducing ERWC 11: Portfolios and Metacognition
SR-11-02 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
SR-11-03 The Crucible: A Power Play
SR-11-04 The Big Breakup: The Declaration of Independence
SR-11-05 March: Book Three and the Civil Rights Movement – Then and Now + SR-11-06 Optional Texts
SR-11-07 Speech in America + SR-11-08 Jigsaw Texts
SR-11-09 Chance Me: Recognizing Merit
SR-11-10 Civil Disobedience
SR-11-11 Changing Minds: Thinking About Immigration
SR-11-12 Daily Challenge: Mental Illness in Our Lives
SR-11-13 The Danger (and Power) of a Single Story + SR-11-14 Small Group Texts
SR-11-15 Generation to Generation: Learning from Each Other
SR-11-16 Human Impact on Climate + SR-11-17 Jigsaw Texts
SR-11-18 Poetry for the People + SR-11-19 Small Group Texts
SR-11-20 Racin' America
SR-11-21 Rhetoric of the Op-Ed Page: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
SR-11-22 Segregation, Integration, Justice: Brown v. Board of Education + SR-11-23 Jigsaw Texts
SR-11-24 Teenage Sleepers: Arguing for the Right to Sleep In
SR-11-25 What’s Next? Thinking About Life After High School

Grade 12 Modules

Max 10 Selections Per Order

Course Description

*Portfolio module required for grade 12. Please see grade 12 course description for more details.

SR-12-01 Introducing ERWC 12: Portfolios and Metacognition*
SR-12-02 Cambodia Remembers
SR-12-03 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
SR-12-04 The Daily Me
SR-12-05 Fake News and Bias in Reporting
SR-12-06 Is Boredom Good for You?
SR-12-07 Island Civilization
SR-12-08 Juvenile Justice
SR-12-09 Language, Gender, and Culture
SR-12-10 Narrative Medicine
SR-12-11 The New Space Race: Traveling to Mars
SR-12-12 On Leaving, On Staying Behind
SR-12-13 Politics of Food
SR-12-14 Ready to Launch
SR-12-15 The Value of Life
SR-12-16 Waste More, Want More
SR-12-17 What’s Next? Thinking About Life After High School

Mini-Module Texts

Max 5 Selections Per Order

To purchase the complete collection of 3.0 Mini-Module Texts, visit the Mini-Module Student Reader Order Form.

Introducing Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Introducing Genre as Rhetoric + Supplemental Texts
Introducing Transfer of Learning
Introducing Inquiry Questions
Introducing Kairos
Introducing Stasis Theory: Finding Common Ground and Asking the Right Questions
Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation: The Case of Susan B. Anthony and the Vote for Women
Analyzing Audience: Pathos as Inquiry
Using the Toulmin Model to Analyze Arguments
The Toulmin Model as Inquiry into Audience
The Classical Pattern of Persuasion

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