California English Journal — February 2017

Theme: Making Independent Reading Work

Artist of this issue: Ambrose Delfino

California English – Making Independent Reading Work. The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English. Vol. 22, No.3; February 2017.


The Personal Art
Nancie Atwell and Anne Atwell Merkel

Promoting Choice: A Commitment To Independent Reading
Greg Raney

Individualized Instruction, Independent ReadingAnd Endangered Readers
Carole Lecren

Making Independent Reading Work
Sharmila Lele

The CATE Board: Bill Younglove, CCSS Liaison

Sessions and Presenters at Cate 2017, Santa Clara

Beyond The Four Corners Of Our Classroom: Making Independent Reading Work
Kate Flowers

My “Beautiful Journey”: Creating Uncharted Territory
Jim Burke

A Rose
Abigail Milne

My World, Your Tour
Nathan Sua Noi Mekdara

Picture Day
Indigo Vu

Grandpa Mike’s Lesson
Jewel Blanchard

Back In Time
Brooklyn Borts

My Family’s Story
Cera-Jane Ho

The Forgotten Common Core Standard
Robin Radlauer

The Baddragon Bridge: Promoting Independent Reading
Bruce Badrigian

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective: Daring Greatly

Editor’s Column: The Book In Question

Call for Manuscripts

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: September 2017

What can students learn from biographies about history,  about the world,  about themselves? How does the study of exceptional lives, from the picture book Six Dots: A Story of the Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant to Sonia Sotomayor’s My Beautiful Life, inspire young readers to work toward lofty goals of their own? What memoirs, biographies, or autobiographies do you choose to put in your students’ hands and how do you invite them to respond to the lives of others?

Due Date: August 1, 2017