California English Journal — September 2016

Theme: Differentiating Instruction

Artist of this issue: Ralph Fletcher

September 2016 Issue of California English


Together Is Better
Julie Minnis & Ruth Nathan

Coming of Age in the United States
Kate Rowley

Differentiation: Just Not Good Enough
Leslie Maple

Think Twice
Kristina Clements

Just Another Cumbersome Trend?
Stefanie Elwood

Pump Up the Volume
Kelly Stratford Crespo

The Way Back Machine
Claire Ortalda

Creativity and Collaboration in Language Arts Classrooms
Sarah Avanessian & Erin Bach

A Greater Whole
Lori Campbell

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective: The Power of Yet

Editor’s Column: Uncommon Sense

Call for Manuscripts

The Cate Board: Profile of Mary Adler

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Next Issue: November 2016

Though speaking and listening have long been listed as key components of the language arts, these two aspects of literacy are often shortchanged in the classroom. How do you help students learn to speak their minds with clarity, conciseness, and civility?

What protocols have you established in your classroom to foster student engagement through text-based conversations like Socratic seminars and literature circles? Why do speaking and listening skills matter?

Due Date: October 1, 2016