California English

February 2016

Theme: FOCUSING ON THE ARTS IN LANGUAGE ARTS

Artist of this issue: Miriam Brysk

February 2016 Issue of California English

Contents

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez
Miriam Pawel

The House that Reading Built
Donalyn Miller

The Gift of Perspective
Sarah Avanessian

Speaking for the Liberal Arts
James Cross

For the Greater Good: Teaching Civility and Citizenship Through Community-Based Curriculum
Brett Ashmun

Cultivating Civic Engagement Through ERWC
Virginia Crisco

Root Hog or Die
Stephanie Patterson

Translating English into Verse
Michael Odom

Just Imagine
Bill Younglove

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective: Storytelling is an art, a tool, a device, a gateway to the past.

From the Editor: Carol Jago urges students to read challenging books

Call for Manuscripts

CATE 2016 Costa Mesa

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Next Issue: May 2016
Theme: CLOSE READING: WHAT IT IS … AND ISN’T

Close reading is a habit of mind good readers employ when reading complex text. It has also become a catch-all phrase for Common Core-aligned instruction. How have you used close reading to open up otherwise opaque literature and nonfiction for readers, deepening their understanding of both the text and themselves? How do you kindle a love of reading while developing students’ skills? How do you motivate students to love close reading?

Due Date: April 1, 2016