California English Journal — February 2024

Theme: Teaching About Climate Change: Texts and Tasks

Artist of this issue: Lisa Lightman

California English – Teaching About Climate Change: Texts and Tasks. The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English. Vol. 29, No 2; February 2024.

Contents

LISA LIGHTMAN
THE ARTIST OF THIS ISSUE

LORI CAMPBELL
IN THE YEAR 3025

CHRIS STREET
THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET: ISLAND CIVILIZATION?

SALLY J. PLA
THE FIRE, THE WATER AND MAUDIE McGINN

JESSICA GROGAN
THE POWER OF CLIMATE CHANGE POETRY

GLENDA FUNK
THE FUTURE IS OUR STORY: LITERARY RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE

GURBIR KAH LON & CABA ARAYASIRIKUL
ELEVATING ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE THROUGH COLLABORATION

JIM BURKE
ENGLISH IS A DISCIPLINE OF HOPE

BRETT PIERCE
DIGITAL STORYTELLING: WHY AND HOW TO BRING IT INTO YOUR CLASSROOM

CATE
CATE 2024 CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

GAY IVEY & PETER JOHNSTON
WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE ACTUALLY READ “DISTURBING” BOOKS

CALIFORNIA ENGLISH
AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE HICKS AND STEVE TORRES, FOUNDERS OF ESSAYPOP

CATE 2024
UNCOVERING HIDDEN GEMS

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: May 2024
Theme: BUILDING COMMUNITY WITH ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER LITERATURE

Hate crimes targeting Asian Americans are at unprecedented levels. Teachers have long held that literature can be a tool for combating divisiveness in society. How have you explored the use of AAPI books and poetry in your curriculum? How can we make inclusion of stories from these communities a classroom norm? How do you foster courageous conversations and inquiry-based research to broaden students’ perspectives and foster solidarity?

Due Date: April 1, 2024

Call for Manuscripts

Upcoming Issue: September 2024
Theme: HELPING NEW TEACHERS DO MORE THAN SURVIVE

Schools have often been accused of eating their young. Assigning novice teachers the toughest classes and most remote classrooms, we seem to expect them to sink or swim. How can we do better? What systems are in place at your school to help young teachers thrive? What advice do you have for someone entering the profession? What do you wish you knew when you began teaching?

Due Date: August 1, 2024