Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing (CAR/W)

CAR/W supports the California State University's campuses and other stakeholders to ensure the preparation of highly skilled teachers and literacy specialists for California's students.


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  • What We Do

    Learn about CAR/W activities that strengthen literacy education in California, from developing curricula that prepare high school students for college to guiding educational policy.

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Resources for Faculty

Find key publications and presentations developed by CAR/W that illuminate various initiatives around literacy education.

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Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

This innovative curriculumborn at the CSUhas changed how English teachers prepare high school students for college.

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ELA/ELD Framework

CAR/W played a significant role in the development of the "English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools."

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Quarterly Newsletter

Find current and back issues of our quarterly newsletter to stay up-to-date on literacy-related activities.

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About Us

Discover why we do what we do, and meet the dedicated people who move the center forward.

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