California English

March 2011

Theme: WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS BE READING?

Artist of this issue: Michaela Doud

March 2011 California English

Contents

A Confederacy of Dunces: A Cure for the Common Core
Denise Dumars

New Classics for Middle School Students
Donalyn Miller

An Uncommon Read: Exemplar Essays for High School English
Mark Childs

Exploring Identities through Graphic Novels
Jill Aguilar

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Characterization
Maria Shreve

Book Lists: Tips for Beginners
Mira Pak

Standing at the Crossroads of High School Literature Study: Where We’ve Been and Where We Go From Here
Shelbie Witte and John S. Simmons

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

CATE Election Ballot

Book Review: Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research, edited by Leila Christenbury, Randy Bomer & Peter Smagorinsky, reviewed by Ruth Nathan

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