California English Journal — May 2023

Theme: Rethinking Basic Skills

Artist of this issue: Judith Hutcheson

California English: Rethinking Basic Skills. The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English , Vol.28, No.4; May 2023.

Contents

CHRISTOPHER LEWIS
MULTILINGUALISM IS AN ASSET

KITTY DONOHOE
HOW FOCUSING ON THE CHILD IN FRONT OF ME MAKES ME A BETTER EDUCATOR

CAROLE LECREN
CHALLENGING AND SUBVERSIVE MINDSETS…SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT BASIC SKILLS

JUDITH HUTCHESON
THE ARTIST OF THIS ISSUE

JENNIFER ABRAMS AND STEWART LEVINE
STUDENTS CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH

AMY PERRAS
ADHD + AI = A+

2023 NCTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

ERIC EISNER
THE CURRENT EVENT IS NOT DEAD: IN FACT, THERE’S NOTHING MORE TEACHABLE

PEGGY KELLY
SCREEN-FREE FRIDAYS

2023 ERWC LITERACY CONFERENCE

RONALD KLEMP
MOVING FORWARD TO BASICS, NOT “BACK TO BASICS.”

2023 CATE PROFESSIONAL WRITING CONTEST

MARY BETH BARBER
ONLINE SCHOOL LIBRARY BASICS FOR RESEARCH, INQUIRY, AND REPORT WRITING

FRANK MATA
A LOVE LETTER TO BIPOC TEACHERS

MICHAEL JAGO
MENTORS MATTER

KATE ROWLEY
DE-TRACKING HONORS: A PROPOSAL TO END SEGREGATION IN ENGLISH CLASSES

KYLENE BEERS
WHEN KIDS CAN’T READ – AN EXCERPT FROM THE NEW EDITION

ASILOMAR 69

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

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Next Issue: September 2023
Theme: UNTOLD STORIES: INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION (AND MISREPRESENTATION)

Some of the stories teachers share with students about Native Americans have been stereotypical — in many ways both untrue and incomplete. Children’s book author Kate DiCamillo changed her mind about a beloved book after reading a Native perspective. Have you had a similar experience? What texts have you found that help to expand students’ understanding of history and correct misrepresentation? Which authors do you look to for authentic accounts? Why is this work so important?

Due Date: August 1, 2023

Call for Manuscripts

Upcoming Issue: November 2023
Theme: ChatGPT: A BRAVE NEW WORLD FOR TEACHERS

In the months since OpenAI introduced ChatGPT to the world, teachers have been grappling with how this tool could change their practice forever. Will it be a boon to teaching and learning or education’s worse nightmare? How are your students engaging with the platform? How have you used it in your own work? Will ChatGPT transform creativity? Should it? How will it change writing instruction? All points of view are welcome.

Due Date: October 1, 2023