University of California, Riverside

Inland Area Writing Project


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The Inland Area Writing Project

Cordially invites new and returning ERWC middle school teachers to a three-day professional development series that aligns with the Common Core State Standards. These workshops can also be tailored and delivered as professional development at individual school sites. The particular dates for the workshop series for Fall 2015 will be announced on our website at If you would like more information or have questions, please contact us at or 951-827-3666.

This three day professional workshop has been designed for you to

  • review  significant components of the ERWC program for middle school
  • recognize your significant role in vertical alignment to increase college readiness
  • increase your familiarity with grades 7-8 modules and texts
  • get an increased sense of the pacing, pedagogy, and instructional practices that enhance effective module implementation
  • deepen your conceptual knowledge of reading comprehension strategies, close reading, text complexity, and rhetorical writing
  • reflect on your teaching and your students’ processes as readers and writers

Necessary materials and access to all ERWC modules are provided


Day 1:    

Correlation between ERWC modules, academic literacy, and the CCSS

Experiences with an ERWC module

Close reading in ERWC and the CCSS

Introduction to the Assignment Template

Day 2:    

The special place of argument and writing rhetorically

Text dependent questioning

Reading and writing connections

Planning lessons and teaching a module

Day 3:    

Theoretical foundations and transferring from theory to practice

Modifications for English Learners

Assessing student work

If you would like more information or have questions, please visit our website at or call us at 951-827-3666.

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Riverside, CA 92521
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