Call for Manuscripts

February 2023 Issue

Due Date: December 15, 2022

POETS WHO SPEAK TO TODAY’S STUDENTS

Students often groan at the sight of a poem in school yet find themselves drawn to spoken word performances. More than a few secretly scribble a few lines of their own. In “Teach Living Poets”, Lindsay Illich and Melissa Alter Smith offer suggestions for discovering poets and poetry that students find compelling. How have you brought contemporary voices and issues into your classroom? How have your students responded?

 

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?

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 jago@gseis.ucla.edu.