~ Welcome to ERWC English 12 ~
What is ERWC? ERWC stands for Expository Reading and Writing Course.
The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) was designed to improve the readiness of high school students for English competency in college, whether in the CSU, UC, or the California Community College (CCC) systems
Still have questions? Try the ERWC Frequently Asked Questions for more information
In this class we will be reading expository texts such as newspaper articles and scientific studies, and writing about them from that point of reference. Students will not require a textbook, as the modules we will be covering will be printed and given to the students so they can complete the major component to reading expository texts: annotations
Module titles semester one:
What's Next? Thinking About Life After High School
The Value of Life
Good Food/Bad Food
Into the Wild (nonfiction book)
Module titles semester two:
Bring a Text to Class: Bridging Out-of-School Literacies
Language, Gender, and Culture
Brave New World
Bullying: A Research Project
This module will end the year and will focus on a research project that will be required for course completion. Failure to complete the research project to specifications will result in a failing grade in the class second semester. This WILL keep you from graduating!!!!
Students in ERWC English 12 will also be reading A Brave New World. This novel is a module in and of itself. Students will be able to check out the text from the BHS library, HOWEVER, it is my SUGGESTION that you purchase your own copy of the novel so you may ANNOTATE it. Remember: The EWRC course is largely about interactive reading, that means taking notes and commenting while reading. That is hard to do when you cannot write in text
Tuesday , 2014
Wednesday August 13, 2014
NO LSD TODAY!!!
Welcome, introductions, classwebsite, expectations
Who is Mrs. Shuman?
Questions, comments, concerns??
Thursday August 14, 2014
This is not meant to stress you out! You may work with a partner to answer the questions
Friday August 15, 2014
ERWC Introductory reflective questions
These are 6 essential questions that you will be responding that will set your personal expectations for this course this year
Think before you write...that's why it is called a reflection!!
If you are absent, the questions can be found here: ERWC Intro Reflective Questions
Monday August 18, 2014
Intro to Module 1: What's Next? Thinking About Life After High School
Module Structure (this is a handout you can get from me upon your return if you are absent)
Procedures for this and all other modules this year
Grammar Activity 1: Guided Composition and Noticing Language
Activity 2: Activating Prior Knowledge