California English Journal — November 2010

Theme: Never More Crucial

Artist of this issue: Magie Smith-Fleischer

California English - The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English. Vol. 16, No 2; November 2010. Never More Crucial.


Back to the Future?: The Role of Critical Thinking and High Levels of Reading Comprehension in the 21st Century
Ruth Nathan

Never More Crucial: Music in the Language Arts Class
Tony Mowrer

Harmonious Argument: Aikido in the Classroom
Teresa Rothrock

Homage to Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Marek Breiger

What’s For Dinner?
Donna Doherty

Those Who Don’t Do, Teach
Maureen Wanket

Features and Columns

CATE 2011
President’s Perspective
Editor’s Column
Call for MSS
CATE 2011 Creative Writing Contest
CATE Elections
Research Update

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: January 2011

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts include a list of what they call “text exemplars” — books, poems, and plays that illustrate the level of complexity and quality of the texts students should be reading. The list is expressly NOT meant to be a partial or complete reading list. Let’s expand this list. What books do you think students should be reading? Choose a work that you’ve taught or put in students’ hands that you would recommend to others and offer a rationale for its complexity and quality. Let’s put teachers’ expertise at the center of curricular development.

Due Date: December 1, 2010