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Key Principles

Key Principles of an Effective Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

1. The integration of interactive reading & writing processes

2. A rhetorical, inquiry-based approach that fosters critical thinking & engagement through a relentless focus on the text

3. Materials & themes that engage student interest

4. A student-centered approach that emphasizes student agency & metacognition

5. Classroom activities designed to model & foster successful practices of fluent readers & writers

6. Research-based methodologies with a consistent relationship between theory & practice

7. Built-in flexibility to allow teachers to support students’ development as expert learners & respond to instructional contexts

8. Alignment with California Standards for English Language Arts & English Language Development