California English Journal — September 2021

Theme: Disrupting Texts, Disrupting Tasks

Artist of this issue: Susan Chainey

California English: Disrupting Texts, Disrupting Tasks. The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English. Vol. 27, No 1, September 2021.


Amy Conley
Imagining the Future of Literacy Instruction in California

Forest Blackwelder
Intertextual Dialogues: Embracing Disruptive Texts

Lori Campbell
John Wayne and Malt Vinegar

CATE Creative Writing
2021 Contest Winners: Victoria McKinley, Devin Keppard-Tongue, Harper Fox, Kallie Miller, Medha Ravi, J. Maren Lakey

Elizabeth James & B.H. James
An Excerpt from A Sea of Troubles

California Young Reader Medal

Kelly Crespo
The Curricular Versatility of Rudy Francisco

Jori Krulder
What I Wish My Teacher Knew
Equity and Diversity Column

Katie Mcnamara
Disrupting the Canon: Elimination Optional

Lois Bridges
Growing a Nation of Readers: When Kids Choose, Kids Read

Nawal Qarooni Casiano
Reading for Identity and Community

Aimee Volk and Heather Sand
English Curriculum Alignment:
Steps to Create an Equitable, Learner-Centered Curriculum

Long Beach, February 25-27, 2022

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

From the Editor

Call for Manuscripts

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: February 2022
Theme: Popular Culture in an English Curriculum

Is there a place for popular culture in an English curriculum? How can teachers integrate the texts students are consuming outside of school with those that are traditionally found within textbooks? Can conversations about popular culture stimulate discussion around critical issues? What challenges do these texts pose for teachers?

Due Date: January 1, 2022