California English Journal — September 2022

Theme: Nurturing Confidence in Student Writers

Artist of this issue: Paul Ford

California English Vol. 28, No 1; September 2022. Nurturing Confidence in Student Writers. The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English


Peggy Kelly
Fostering A Culture of Writing Practitioners

CATE 2022 Professional Writing Contest

Paul Ford
The Artist of This Issue

Mary Langer Thompson
Thirsting for a Way to Teach the Short Story

Melissa Wood-Glusac
Pop Culture Playground

Ruth Nathan, Tonya Leal, Marcia Russell
Writing to Learn: Spending Time Without Taking Time

Ruth Nathan
Writing-To-Learn: An Interview With Tonya Leal

Jacqueline Mantz
Pockets of Creation

Lea Maryanow
Pushing the Pause Button

Deborah Appleman
In Defense of Teaching Troubled Texts in Troubling Times

John Duplice
A Touch of Difficulty to Promote Reflection in Writing

Kimberly Athans
You Can’t Dab Ink from a Dry Well

Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne
A Letter to Readers
An Excerpt from The Joy Of Reading

CATE 2023

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: November 2022
Theme: When Students' Right to Read is at Risk

Attempts to ban books have reached their highest level since the American Library Association began tracking book challenges 20 years ago. Most of the targeted books were by or about Black or LGBTQ people. How has the climate of curtailment affected your curricular decisions? How are you helping students to think about their right to read? Why are particular books or particular kinds of books so important for students to read?

Due Date: October 1, 2022

Call for Manuscripts

Upcoming Issue: February 2023

Students often groan at the sight of a poem in school yet find themselves drawn to spoken word performances. More than a few secretly scribble a few lines of their own. In “Teach Living Poets”, Lindsay Illich and Melissa Alter Smith offer suggestions for discovering poets and poetry that students find compelling. How have you brought contemporary voices and issues into your classroom? How have your students responded?

Due Date: December 15, 2022