Call for Manuscripts
May 2023 Issue
Due Date: April 1, 2023
RETHINKING BASIC SKILLS: WHAT ARE THEY ANYWAY?
Much of the hand wringing over test scores in reading consists of lamentation concerning students’ lack of “basic skills.” But what are these essential, standard-mandated skills? And how can we best help today’s students acquire them? Has our definition of skills kept pace with the texts and technologies that permeate today’s world? How can we cultivate skills without squashing creativity and invention?
September 2023 Issue
Due Date: August 1, 2023
UNTOLD STORIES: INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION (AND MISREPRESENTATION)
Some of the stories teachers share with students about Native Americans have been stereotypical — in many ways both untrue and incomplete. Children’s book author Kate DiCamillo changed her mind about a beloved book after reading a Native perspective. Have you had a similar experience? What texts have you found that help to expand students’ understanding of history and correct misrepresentation? Which authors do you look to for authentic accounts? Why is this work so important?
Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Please send submissions to California English editor, Carol Jago. Articles should be limited to 2,500 words. Please submit manuscripts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.