"Sometimes, English asks us to juggle so much so fast that teachers wonder how they can possibly do it all, let alone do it well." Jim Burke shows us how with this revolutionary new guide to teaching the entire English curriculum--covering everything from basic reading and writing to digital literacy, media literacy, and integrated instruction.
Written for the way most teachers read--on the run, in search of a particular solution--The English Teacher's Companion is highly structured for ease of use. Chapters are clearly subdivided; lessons are presented step-by-step; and assessment is integrated throughout. Outstanding features include:
* thorough grounding in the current national English Language Arts standards
* virtual companion website to provide additional resources and ongoing support for classroom teachers
* examples of how to integrate technology into the curriculum
* up-to-the-minute coverage of current and anticipated reforms, including media literacy, digital literacy, service learning, AP classes, and more
* an extensive appendix, featuring sample letters, rubrics, guides, checklists, planners, and much more.
As creator of CATENet and a teacher in a socially diverse high school, Burke knows how to build communities where essential conversations flourish. He writes, "Just like poets charge our senses by taking different words and rubbing them to see what fires they can make, so do I like to watch what happens in my classes where one student writes about his friends in prison and the girl next to him writes about her daddy the judge who puts them there." The English Teacher's Companion welcomes you to the conversation.
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Jim Burke is the author of numerous bestselling Heinemann titles, including the English Teacher's Companion, Fourth Edition and What's the Big Idea? The question he's always tried to answer is "How can we teach our students better?" He seeks these answers daily through his work in his own classroom at Burlingame High School in California where he still teaches after twenty years. Facing the same constraints and challenges as every other teacher, Jim shares his creative solutions in bestselling professional titles with Heinemann such as Reading Reminders and Writing Reminders as well as through Heinemann Professional Development Services. As part of his commitment to helping teachers and learning how to use the latest technologies, he founded the English Companion Ning, described by Education Week as "the world's largest English department" and winner of several Edublog Awards for Best Social Network for Education. In addition to the EC Ning, Jim offers a steady stream of recommended resources through his website (www.englishcompanion.com) and Twitter (@englishcomp) where he is ranked in the top 100 educators to follow at the top within the online English teacher community. Jim serves on several national commissions related to adolescent literacy and standards, including the Advanced Placement English Literature and Language Course and Exam Review Commission with the College Board and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) where he serves on the Content Technical Working Group, which advises PARCC on the national assessments being developed for the Common Core State Standards. In addition, he is a senior author on the Holt McDougal Harcourt Literature series. Jim has received numerous awards, including the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award, the NCTE Conference on English Leadership Award, and the California Reading Association Hall of Fame Award. He served on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Committee on Adolescence and Young Adulthood English Language Arts Standards. Through his work in the class and on such commissions, Jim Burke seeks not only to clarify but reimagine what English should be, honoring the past even as he works with others to create the future of the discipline he loves so much. Visit his website (www.englishcompanion.com) for more information.
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