A new companion for every English teacher
“Why have I written an entirely new English Teacher’s Companion? Because to offer you anything less would suggest I had not grown, changed, or evolved these past fifteen years. I’m really not the same teacher I used to be when I wrote the first edition.”
The fourth edition of English Teacher’s Companion is 100 percent new. Jim Burke has rewritten it to model methods for reaching a new generation of students-when all of the ground rules for teaching are changing.
A teacher’s teacher and a recognized leader in English/language arts education, Jim understands the need for instructional methods that connect the why of teaching to the how. “This edition makes the research at the back of my practice more explicit,” he writes. “It is also anchored in the Common Core State Standards, because I am still teaching on a daily basis-so these standards are my standards too.”
Weaving in ideas for working with ELLs, struggling readers, and technology, English Teacher’s Companion, Fourth Edition:
- looks comprehensively at the research and reality of our profession, our students, and our content
- provides practical and thoughtful methods for meeting standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language study
- makes assessment a priority, not only to find out what students know but to help practitioners strengthen.
“I have taught English for nearly 25 years, and I find it irresistible,” writes Jim Burke. Never has this love been more apparent than in the a large number of lessons and teaching moves he includes as well as in the many examples of his own classroom language. Believe the fourth edition of English Teacher’s Companion, and bring the passion, power, and practicality of one of The usa’s best teachers to your classroom.