California English Journal — September 2019

Theme: Letters to a New Teacher

Artist of this issue: HEATH MASSEY

California English - The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English. Letters to a New Teacher. Vol. 25, No 1; September 2019.

Contents

YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG – OOPS! – OLD TEACHER NEW TRICKS
MARIA SHREVE RULEY

10 THINGS I WISH I WOULD HAVE DONE MY FIRST YEAR
REBECCA DETRICK

NEVER FEAR; LET STUDENTS READ IN CLASS
JANET dIDONATO

WHETHER ROOKIES OR VETERANS, WE – LIKE OUR STUDENTS – ARE LEARNERS
KAREN YELTON-CURTIS

DEAR NEW ENGLISH TEACHER
ELLY SMITH

WHAT TO EXPECT
AMBRE LEE

SEVEN THE HARD WAY
PATRICK MOONEY

WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
MARY LANGER THOMPSON

A PEP TALK FOR ALL THOSE NEW TO THE TEACHING GAME
ROBERT PACILIO

ARE YOU PRESSING THE WRONG BUTTON?
LORI CAMPBELL

SEVEN LESSONS ABOUT HOW TO TEACH AN ENGLISH CLASS
NUALA MARY LINCKE

LESSONS LEARNED FROM FORTY-SIX YEARS OF TEACHING
WILLIAM BINTZ

TOOL OF TORTURE? OR INSTRUMENT OF INSPIRATION?
CARLA HANSON

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective
Editor’s Column
Call for Manuscripts
CATE 2020

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Next Issue: November 2019
Theme: WRITE NOW ( REVISITED)

In order to write effectively, students need to become adept at marshaling appropriate evidence and presenting that evidence in a manner their audience will find both compelling and convincing. How do you help students acquire this skill? How do you employ writing in your own life? What mentor texts have you found valuable for modeling powerful writing? How do you make room for imaginative, creative, narrative writing in your curriculum?

Due Date: October 1, 2019