The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession

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Heinemann, Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 466 pages
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In the four short years since publication, the first edition of "The English Teacher's Companion" quickly became the instructional bible for English teachers. Covering the entire English curriculum, from basic reading and writing to digital literacy, media literacy, and integrated instruction, it proved to be a revolutionary guide for preservice and inservice teachers alike. And with it author Jim Burke became one of the most trusted names in secondary English.

Now, in this new edition, "ETC"2, Jim incorporates his current thinking. He also shows how teachers can address standards and assessment issues while maintaining their commitment to meaningful, engaging curriculum. With all this, plus updated revisions and 40 percent completely new material, his "ETC2" is a must-have addition to every English teacher's bookshelf.

Written for the way most teachers read-on the run, in search of a particular solution-the second edition retains the original's highly structured format with a new more open design for ease of use. Chapters are clearly subdivided; lessons are presented step-by-step; and assessment is integrated throughout. Outstanding new features include: increased emphasis on theoretical foundations completely revised major curriculum areas, especially reading and writing changes that reflect the latest use of technology in the classroom updated recommendations for the latest resources improved alignment with the latest standards and assessments sample instructional sequences to show how a complete unit looks new instructional design and planning tools expanded strategies for helping English Language Learners. Discover-or rediscover-a valued colleague who challenges you to reexamine your own classroom practice. Read "ETC2," reference it, share it, but most of all USE it-as your primary source of information about classroom management, curriculum content, professional development, and more.

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Awesome resource- So excited to use its advice. - Goodreads
Burke's writing is clear,concise, and entertaining. - Goodreads
He's either got a ghost writer or he doesn't sleep. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Anne Bettencourt - Goodreads

As a mid-career high school English teacher, I don't often come across books that are useful for me content-wise. However, both Bruce Penniman's "Inside the English Classroom" and anything by Jim ... Read full review

Review: The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession

User Review  - Janine - Goodreads

I'll definitely use this textbook again next year. User-friendly and great practical applications offered. I didn't give it 5 stars because it is a textbook-- and "textbook" and "amazing" just don't work in my head. But as far as textbooks go, it was great! Read full review

Contents

Thinking About Teaching and Learning
3
A Modern Profile of Adult Literacy
24
Evolution of the Story
100
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

JIM BURKE teaches English at Burlingame High School in California. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including The English Teachers Companion, Second Edition, Tools for Thought, Reading Reminders, and Writing Reminders, all published by Heinemann, as well as The Readers Handbook, published by Great Source. He also offers online courses with HeinemannU. Jim is the recipient of NCTEs 2000 Exemplary English Leadership Award. Inducted into the California Reading Associations Hall of Fame in 2001, he currently serves on the Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts Standards Committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Email Jim Burke at jburke@englishcompanion.com

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