7 Call for Manuscripts
10 From the Editor
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
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
37 Using Graphic Texts in Secondary Classrooms: A Tale of Endurance
Teaching graphic novels isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort.
44 Constructing and Engaging Biography: Considerations for High School
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
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.
14 Angels of Death
56 Olive Juice
Susan E. Oringel
85 Mentoring Matters
Finding the Golden Mean: Mentors and Student Teachers Working
88 Off the Shelves
Old Tales Made New Again: Shakespeare’s Place in Young Adult Literature
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