California English Journal — May 2020

Theme: Investigating Teaching, Texts, and Truths

Artist of this issue: Kathy O'Leary

California English May 2020: Investigating Teaching, Texts, and Truths


Kimberly Athans
Tide Pool to the Stars

Lea Maryanow
Asking the Right Questions

Mark T. Sneed
14 Black Students in a Class

Forest Blackwelder
Investigating the Truths that Connect Us All

Wendolyn Nolasco
Explorations in a Public, Secondary School During a Pandemic

Cate 2020 Election Ballot

Rebecca Detrick
Give Students Ownership: California Young Reader Medal

Alfredo Lujan

Lori Campbell
Killer Classics

Meet the CATE Board: Carol Battle

Heather Macias
Investigating Students’ Strengths

Cate Board
Cate Resolutions

Carla Espana and Luz Yadira Herrera
En Comunidad

Ambre Lee
Equity and Diversity Column

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: September 2020
Theme: From Reading Worriers to Reading Warriors

Are you worried about your students’ reading habits and skills? According to the most recent Nation’s Report Card, reading scores for students in grades 4 and 8 have declined. The percentages of students meeting college readiness benchmarks in reading are the lowest they have been in 15 years. Alarmingly, it is our most vulnerable students who are the least prepared. Instead of wringing our hands, we need to figure out how to reverse this trend. How are you helping your students become competent and confident readers? How can we make the shift from reading worriers to reading warriors?

Due Date: August 1, 2020