CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) is a non-profit organization promoting communication, collaboration, and educational knowledge among all responsible for teaching English and the language arts. All California English teachers are encouraged to join.
Prompt: Considering the contest’s theme, With Literacy and Justice for All, write a poem, short story,
essay, or speech about a message that needs to be heard.
All entries must be sent to and judged in the local council where the teacher’s school is located before they are eligible for statewide consideration. See the flyer for counties and local contact information.
Deadline: November 1, 2017
Rules for both the writer and the teacher submitting the entry can be found on the writing contest flyer.
Click on the Contest and Awards tab to read previous winners’ essays at CATEweb.org.
CATE Seeks Member Reps to CYRM
CATE is seeking two committed, motivated individuals to join the California Young Reader Medal committee as CATE representatives.
Volunteers should be prepared to read a large quantity of books across many different categories, and should be prepared to travel to three meetings per calendar year. CATE will reimburse airfare or mileage for travel to CYRM meetings.
These individuals will participate in the nomination process and award giving for the CYRM medal recipients for a term of three years.
If interested, contact Annie Gervais, CATE Board member and CYRM Liaison, at email@example.com. Include “CATE CYRM” in the subject line.
California English Call for Manuscripts
Call for Manuscripts
September 2017 Issue
Due Date: August 1, 2017
THE LIVES OF OTHERS: TEACHING MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY, AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
What can students learn from biographies about history, about the world, about themselves? How does the study of exceptional lives, from the picture book Six Dots: A Story of the Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant to Sonia Sotomayor’s My Beautiful Life, inspire young readers to work toward lofty goals of their own? What memoirs, biographies, or autobiographies do you choose to put in your students’ hands and how do you invite them to respond to the lives of others?
Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Please send submissions to California English editor, Carol Jago. Articles should be limited to 2,500 words. Please submit manuscripts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Presenters at CATE 2018 Convention
Submit your proposal to present a session at CATE 2018 in San Diego.
The call for presenters is now open.
The theme for the convention is “With Literacy and Justice for All.” We are looking for a variety of presentations to appeal to English language arts teachers across the state.
Have you ever been to a CATE convention? Here’s a primer – tips and tricks to help you
navigate to and through Registration
listen to the speaker at every meal event
decide which sessions you want to attend and plan your experience
figure out how things roll at the hotel and Convention Center
Watch this video for a great overall introduction to all things Convention!
Update Your Membership Information
Do you need to change your membership address? If you recently moved or changed your name, drop us a line to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. You can also update your current position, school or district, grade levels, etc.
Register as a Member if your membership expiration date is after February 16, 2017.
Membership number and expiration date are found above your name on the mailing label of California English. If you haven’t received a copy of California English in the last four months and your address has not changed, chances are your membership has expired. Plan to renew your membership when you register for Convention.
NCTE membership is NOT the same as CATE membership.