California English

February 2021

Theme: Reading in a Pandemic: How did it suddenly become so difficult?

Artist of this issue: Simon Rios

California English February 2021 Issue Cover

Contents

Tim Dewar
Books as Comfort: The Familiar Genre

Melissa Wood-Glusac
Bibliography of a Quarantine

Megan Grint
How Did It Suddenly Become So Difficult?

Donald J. Kraemer
Critical Thinking, Trevor Noah & Unreliability

NCTE
2021 Convention

Michael Jago
Why This? Why Then? Why Now?

CATE
2021 Election Ballot

Laura Robb & Evan Robb
We are All Leaders of Reading

Jennifer Abrams
Inner Spaciousness: The Ultimate Frontier

Pernille Ripp
The Promises We Make to Our Readers

Heather Macias
A Reminder for Transparency and Reflection

CATE
2021 Cate Creative Writing Contest

Lillian Dissi
The Empathetic Classroom
Equity and Diversity Column

Kylene Beers and Robert Probst
Forged by Reading

CATE
Save The Date: Saturday CATE, February 20, 2021

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

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Next Issue: May 2021
Theme: WRITING THEIR WAY TO SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL STRENGTH

With limited instructional minutes at teachers’ disposal, writing seems to be getting short shrift. But what if writing were seen as a powerful tool for engaging students in their own learning. What have you discovered as you taught virtually? How can personal and/or creative writing help students become more reflective? Describe a task that your students found compelling.

Due Date: April 1, 2021