California English Journal


March 2011 Contents


A Confederacy of Dunces: A Cure for the Common Core
by Denise Dumars

New Classics for Middle School Students
by Donalyn Miller

An Uncommon Read: Exemplar Essays for High School English
by Mark Childs

Exploring Identities through Graphic Novels
by Jill Aguilar

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Characterization
by Maria Shreve

Book Lists: Tips for Beginners
by Mira Pak

Standing at the Crossroads of High School Literature Study: Where We’ve Been and Where We Go From Here
by Shelbie Witte and John S. Simmons

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

CATE Election Ballot

Book Review: Handbook of Adolescent Literacy
, edited by Leila Christenbury, Randy
Bomer & Peter Smagorinsky, reviewed by
Ruth Nathan

March 2011

Cover of the March 2011 issue of California English

Artist of this Issue:
Michaela Doud

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