~ 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 module articles we will be covering are given to the students in a small paper book so they can complete the major component to reading expository texts: annotations. Students are issued ONE book. If for any reason the student needs a replacement book, another can be purchased from the business office.
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
Monday September 15, 2014
Module 2: Racial Profiling
Discussion: How to talk about and argue about race. Today we will begin the second module by going over the expectations for personal conduct when discussing the facets of race. Students who demonstrate poor personal conduct during this module (and others like it) will find themselves removed from the class
We will be completing the class by watching a TED talk on race and why people don't talk about it. The expectation is that students will gather the speaker's opinions, and decide where their own opinions lie
Tuesday September 16 , 2014
Wednesday September 17, 2014
Thursday September 18, 2014
Friday September 19, 2014
Monday September 1, 2014
NO School! Labor Day observed
Tuesday September 2 , 2014
Imperfect moment paper issues
There were MANY students who earned a zero on this assignment. These students will be given the opportunity to rewrite the paper to bring it up to a standard that reflects their grade level and the requirements for the assignment they were given
There will be no late papers accepted for this rewrite. A due date will be given, and the rewrite is due at that time. Even if you are not in class the day it is due, YOUR PAPER NEEDS TO BE OR THE ORIGINAL SCORE OF ZERO WILL STAND!
EAP scores will be given and we will discuss what they mean and how that pertains to this class and the work you will be expected to complete to standard this year
Wednesday September 3, 2014
Today we move into the second segment of the module: research
Activities 17 and 19 will require you to read and review the 2 final documents in your textbook
First you are creating a list of FAQ about your future path
Once this is completed, you will then create a FAQ
Tomorrow, you will research! Bring an electronic device you can use if you can!
Thursday September 4, 2014
Friday September 5, 2014
Activity 20: Summary and Response
Today you are gathering all of your work, writing, and research, and making a nice, neat, FAQ page
Finally, you will summarize your findings, and RESPOND to the work you have completed this far into the module
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