California English Journal — May 2015

Theme: EVERYTHING’S AN ARGUMENT: EVIDENCE-BASED WRITING

Artist of this issue: Lauren Castillo

California English – The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English. Vol. 20, No. 4; April-May 2015.

Contents

When Everything’s an Argument
Jennifer Fletcher

Evidence-based Writing: Introducing, Rehearsing, Publishing
Sarah Avanessian

That’s Why: Examining Reasoning and Justification
Kathryn Gullo and Catherine Underwood

Five-Paragraph Essays Are Awesome
Michael Ruegg

Talking Back to Visual Texts
Anne Sahlberg

Looking at the Argumentative Process
Jim Cross

High School Students and the Literature of Hope: Teaching the Books They Need
Kimberley Gilles

CATE 2014-2015 Creative Writing Contest

CATE Creative Writing Award Winners
The Legacy of Sky by Ellen Xu
Angel’s Den by Ethan Pellicane
Uncommon Connection by Jenna Kim
Connection by Soraya Flores
Inside the Pit by Muriel Ammon

Board Resolution

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective
Call for MSS
Editor’s Column
CATE 2015 Election Ballot
CATE Creative Writing Contest Winners
CATE

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: September 2015
Theme: THE DIGITAL MATTHEW EFFECT

According to Annie Murphy Paul, researchers are beginning to document a digital Matthew Effect, in which students who are already advantaged gain more from technology than do students who are less fortunate. As with books and reading, the most-knowledgeable, most-experienced, and most-supported students are those in the best position to use computers to leap further ahead. What are you doing in your classroom to help bridge the digital divide and help all your students thrive in an interconnected world?

Due Date: August 1, 2015