California English Journal — November 2015

Theme: Educating the Imagination

Artist of this issue: Amy Nathan

November 2015 Issue of California English


Our Literary Minds: Rethinking Nonfiction
Thomas Newkirk

“They Can Hardly Wait”: On Writing Fiction in the 21st Century, or Not…
Ruth Nathan

List Poetry and the Art of Classroom Storytelling
Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley

Reading and Writing Beyond the Printed Page
Jeff Share

Redefining the Art of Response
Jonathan Lovell

Should Creativity be a Common Core Standard
Lash Keith Vance

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

The winner of the CATE 2015 Professional Writing Contest:
“Diving Well” by Martin Brandt

Letter from the CATE2016 Convention Chair

CATE 2016 “Inspiring Literate Lives”

Read the issue (PDF download)

Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: May 2016

Close reading is a habit of mind good readers employ when reading complex text. It has also become a catch-all phrase for Common Core-aligned instruction. How have you used close reading to open up otherwise opaque literature and nonfiction for readers, deepening their understanding of both the text and themselves? How do you kindle a love of reading while developing students’ skills? How do you motivate students to love close reading?

Due Date: April 1, 2016