California English

March 2010

Theme: CALIFORNIA WRITERS, CALIFORNIA STORIES

Artist of this issue: Jerome C. Harste

March 2010 California English

Contents

New Life for Local Poetry: Modeling Hometown Poets
by Cathy Blanchfield

California Dreaming: Teaching the Literature of the Golden State
by Pete Barraza

Five Weeks, Five Essays, Two Grades 12 and a New Perspective
by Deborah Lapp

Using Funny in Farsi to Engage Student Writers
by Glenn Morgan

Seeking a Newer World: Harte, Sarovian and Steinbeck
by Joe Perez

A Project About a Community: William Saroyan’s Human Comedy
by Cathy Cirimele

An Idiosyncratic California Reader 
by Steve Tollefson

Gerald Haslam’s Many Californias
by Marek Breiger

Teacher Plans in the Aftermath of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster 
by Todd Finley & Stephanie West-Puckett

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

Letter to the Editor

CATE Ballot

Reconcilable Differences (a response to Doug Lassen)

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