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

ISBN-10: 0325011397
ISBN-13: 9780325011394
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: Jim Burke
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List price: $49.38
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 11/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.20" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

s For a decade and over two editions, the specific, practical, and experience-honed advice of The English Teacher's Companion has supported great teaching and cemented Jim Burke's reputation as a teacher's teacher. Now the third edition brings the book fully up to date, making it not only a useful resource, but an essential part of any English teacher's library. s The third edition of The English Teacher's Companion again delivers vital information on the teaching of English, including foundational advice for teaching literature; nurturing reading, writing, and thinking skills; and organizing for success. But it also responds to needs that Jim has heard in speaking engagements and professional development workshops across the country. Teachers and teacher educators asked for: the latest research on literacy more information about national standards ways to consider gender in instruction advice for teaching Advanced Placement classes ideas for teaching media literacy and incorporating technology effectively into instruction even more resources for mentoring new teachers analysis of how trends in society, culture, and politics impact teachers and their classrooms. s And Jim delivers. s He has revamped his introductory chapters on literacy learning to include up-to-the-minute thinking from the field, and he has incorporated lists of key standards and helpful suggestions for reaching them. His practical strategies turn recent findings on literacy and gender into well-designed, research-based instruction, and his ideas help you meet the very different needs of AP students by understanding their goals and providing them with appropriate challenges. Best of all, new teachers will find a wealth of the latest information for getting a teaching job, using the Internet to locate helpful resources, negotiating the impact of politics and culture in the workplace, and helpful thoughts on the reciprocal nature of mentoring and being mentored. There's even a companion website (books.heinemann.com/englishteacherscompanion) with still more to support your success and your students'. s The world of English teaching changes every day, and The English Teacher's Companion has changed with it. Read the third edition, and find out why it continues to make a powerful and lasting impact on English teachers everywhere.

Nancy Steineke consults nationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and literacy coach for middle and high school teachers. She specializes in content-area literacy, nonfiction writing, purposeful close reading, literature circles, and student engagement. Nancy keeps the focus on manageable teaching strategies that best benefit students. A published author and accomplished teacher, Nancy has been featured in classroom videos for Best Practice and Comprehension and Collaboration. Her groundbreaking work with book clubs and student led discussion groups is captured in her books Assessment Live! and Reading and Writing Together. A frequent collaborator with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, they have co-authored Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles; Texts and Lessons for Content Area Reading; and Texts and Lessons for Literature. Nancy presents annually at the National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, and various state conferences. She is also an Illinois Writing Project leader. Along with Harvey Daniels, Nancy has organized and led over 50 multi-day residential institutes for teachers in locations around the United States.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.

Introduction: Teaching English in the Twenty-first Century
August: Dreams and Realities
Thinking About Teaching and Learning
A Modern Profile of Adult Literacy
Teaching Reading in High School: The Continuum of Possibilities
The Place and Purpose of Vocabulary Instruction
Putting Grammar in Its Place
Teaching Writing: from Practice to Performance
Teaching Speaking and Listening: The Verbal Curriculum
Teaching Thinking in the English Class
Composing a Curriculum: How to Plan a Unit of Study
Measuring Student Progress
Digital Literacy: Technology in the English Class
Media Literacy: Reading the Visual and Virtual Worlds
Integrating English Projects and Exhibitions Into the Curriculum
Service Learning: Its Place odd Purpose
Success for All: Teaching Students with Special Needs
Which Gender Is English?
Thoughts About Culture, Race, and Language
Ethics and the Study of English
Teaching Advanced Placement and Honors English
English Teachers and the Law
Dear New Teacher
Getting a Job Teaching English
Organizing Yourself to Teach English and Have a Life
Creating a Thoughtful Community: The Classroom
The Politics of Education: Parents, School Boards, Politicians, and the Media
Joining the Professional Conversation
How to Read a Short Story
103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading
Components of an effective Presentation or Speech
Classroom Self-Evaluation/Checklist
New Teacher Checklist
A Concise Glossary of Literary Terms
The Timetables of Teaching High School English
The History of the Relationship Between the Text, the Reader, and the Teacher

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