English Journal Vol 101, No. 5, May 2012

7   Call for Manuscripts
10   From the Editor
Ken Lindblom
12   From the Secondary Section
Mentoring New Teachers by Empowering the H Peeps”
Kay Parks Haas
15   From the Secondary Section
Green Pens, Marginal Notes: Rethinking Writing and Student Engagement
Jocelyn A. Chadwick
102  Speaking My Mind
Logging In: Connecting with Secondary Students Online
Jane M. McManus
104  Speaking My Mind
Waving the Yellow Flag on Data-Driven Assessment of Writing
Patricia O’Connor

ISSUES AND INNOVATIONS
17   Juxtaposing Immigrant and Adolescent Girl Experiences: Literature for All Readers
Mary Amanda Stewart
Stewart suggests novels and themes to which all readers can relate and in which
immigrant, adolescent girls will see themselves.

23   Using The Joy Luck Club to Teach Core Standards and 21st Century Literacies
Leslie David Burns and Stergios G. Botzakis
The authors demonstrate instruction of a popular text in a manner  that aligns with the new Common Core State Standards.

30   Interpreting Graphic Versions of Shakespearean Plays
Paula Wolfe and Danielle Kleijwegt
Shakespearean graphic novels are far more valuable for “active perceivers” than
“passive receivers.”

37   Using Graphic Texts in Secondary Classrooms: A Tale of Endurance
Mary Rice
Teaching graphic novels isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort.

44   Constructing and Engaging Biography: Considerations for High School
English Teachers
Jacqueline Edmondson
A teacher and published author of biographies of John Lennon, Jesse Owens, Condoleezza Rice, and others, Edmondson offers great ideas for bringing biography into secondary English classes.

51   Lawnmowers, Parties, and Writing Groups: What Teacher-Authors Have to Teach Us about Writing for Publication
Anne Elrod Whitney
English teachers are far too busy to write for publication.  So why do so many of us do it?

57   Putting the “Shop”  in Reading Workshop: Building Reading Stamina in a Ninth-Grade Literacy Class in a Bronx Vocational High School
Amanda N. Gulla
Gulla offers a snapshot of a successful reading workshop in a challenging school
environment.
63   The Grammar Workshop: Systematic Language Study in Reading and Writing Contexts
Leah A. Zuidema
Do you find traditional, out-of-context grammar instruction too limiting? Try Zuidema’s suggestions of field notebooks, mentor text analysis, and more.
72   Using Parody to Read and Write Original Poetry
William P. Bintz
Close reading, deep understanding, and fun are just some of the benefits Bintz’s students derive from writing humorous versions of well-known  poems.
80   And the Winner Is … Choosing a Middle School Author laureate
Joanne S. Gillespie Ihe real winners in this literary contest are Gillespie’s students.

POETRY
14   Angels of Death
Joe Tsujimoto

56   Olive Juice
Susan E. Oringel

COLUMNS

85   Mentoring Matters
Finding the Golden Mean:  Mentors and Student Teachers Working
for Success
Susan Spangler

88   Off the Shelves
Old Tales Made  New Again: Shakespeare’s Place in Young Adult  Literature
Mark Letcher

93   Research for the Classroom
Lost in Translation: Assessing Writing of English Language Learners
Tom Meyer, Martha  Young, and Fabiola Lieberstein-Solera

97   Success with ELLs
We Are All Writers!  Building Second Language Writing Skills
in the ELA Classroom
Margo DelliCarpini

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