California English Journal — February 2022

Theme: Popular Culture

Artist of this issue: Holden Mitty

California English Vol. 27, No 2; February 2022. Popular Culture. The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English.


Ruth Nathan
An Interview with YA Author Isaac Blum

Lash Keith Vance
Smartphone-Wielding Students Lingering in the Halls Using Data, Social Media and Books to Cross the Reading Divide

William Visco
Cultural Capital: Leveraging Pop Culture to Build Positive Relationships, Content Knowledge, and Social Emotional Learning

Sabrina Villagram
Pop Culture: The Glue We Need in the ELA Classroom

David Baumann
Considering Popular Culture in a Film Course

Don Kraemer
Cemetery Boys and Questions of Transgender Identity

Kimberly Athans and Sheryl Clark
Be the Candle and the Mirror that Reflects It: The Place of Canonical and Popular Culture Texts in Our Classrooms

Carol Battle
Collectively Unmasking: A Lesson from the Pandemic

Equity And Diversity Column

CATE 2021-2022 Creative Writing Contest

Lorena Escoto German
An Excerpt from Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

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Next Issue: May 2022

Helping students develop the confidence to persevere with a challenging task is critical to success in all phases of life. How do you navigate between offering young readers and writers too much help and too little? Are there times when you find yourself challenged in the classroom? How do you satisfy the many demands that are placed on teachers today?

Due Date: April 1, 2022