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

Jim Burke Sam M. Intrator


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

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

  • Title: The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession
  • Author: Jim Burke Sam M. Intrator
  • ISBN: 9780325005386
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback



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 alikIn 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 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 .


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

Nov. 2012: Still just about the most comprehensive ELA methods textbook out there, that I've seen. I am looking forward to this year's 4th edition, because some sections in this one are really showing their age. I'm actually referring to the 3rd edition, which doesn't show up on , but which is nicely updated from the 2nd edition. Like the Alsup and Bush book, this is one that has become a staple for my Methods course for preservice English teachers. Some chapters are more extensive, and more app [...]

Though it was assigned as reading for my graduate studies in the fall, I finally read this book in full during the spring break of my first year as a teacher. Not only was the book engaging enough to hold my attention in Spain, it was so full of ideas that I began planning my next year of teaching in our hotel in Seville. I fully plan to reread this book and then reread it again. Thank you Jim Burke, for a practical, smart, and engaging book on teaching English.

This really is a must for a new teacher. I wish I'd had it ten years ago!

I recently went back through this book. It contains so many ideas that teachers can use. Personally, I find something to revamp in my teaching/room everytime I look through it.

I gave it a four because I really think that it should have an appendix with all the worksheets he provides but other than that this is a very reliable book for English teachers that debriefs all the technicalities of teaching the subject. My favorite chapters were teaching how to read, write, and assess because I found them the most helpful where I directly applied his suggestions into my lesson plans. If you're en route to teach English or have been doing it for 10 years it is still a great bo [...]

This is a great book and one of the best things about the graduate class I have taken this semester. It is full of insights, but more importantly, it includes models of the rubrics and handouts that Burke uses in his own classroom. So much of the time, what I find lacking in instructional texts is real-world examples that I can modify for actual use. I had intended to just rent this book and return it at semester's end, but there is so much good stuff here that I marked to copy, that it would be [...]

Will return to it again and again!

Favorite educational writer. A must read for any English teacher.

This is a text that Jim Burke has written several times. In fact, the edition I read was his fourth one. In it, Burke lays out strategies for teaching all the different areas of the English discipline: writing, reading, speaking / listening, assessments, and language study. He offers tips and techniques that have worked in his classroom over the years as well as tons of research to support his suggestions. There are a number of student examples and reproducible graphic organizers and templates t [...]

I think that every teacher who teaches English needs this book! It is filled with wonderful and relevant ways to encourage students to get dirty with reading, writing, and speaking. I literally had to go out and buy more sticky notes to mark the last half of the book. Not only does Burke back up his chapters with research, but he also gives great ways to implement these teachings into your classroom. I will continue to subscribe to Burke's methodology and research and borrow his lessons and tool [...]

The positive: I mean, it's Jim Burke. He takes incredibly dry material and injects some life and passion into it. This really is one of the most indispensable texts I've used (the second would be When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12) in my college career.The negative: As with most "complete guides to X," certain sections were less interesting/applicable than others. The summary: An excellent resource and a wonderful gift for any English teacher or future teacher. [...]

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 Burke have proven to give me practical food for thought and lots and lots of models to look at that I can modify and adapt to students' needs in my classroom. Both offer a nice balance of research and practical application, and an abundance of samples of student and teacher work. It is precisely what I [...]

There are lots of great practical suggestions for English teachers, but there's also a lot of "oh, you need to buy and read my other books," with a definite emphasis on "buy." I'm getting tired of authors of pedagogical books trying to sell their other books in a book we've already bought.Very well written, Burke's tone is personable and affable. Definitely a must for anyone who is teaching English at the secondary level.

Absolutely loved the latest edition of the English Companion by Jim Burke. It includes tons of valuable and succinct resources that every teacher can actively use in their classroom. He gives actual examples of things that he has done in his classroom, and I really appreciate the way he talks to me throughout the book - like I am his colleague and he is just mentoring me. This is the best resource that I have found thus far during all of my graduate classes and I highly recommend it.

I have read both the 3rd and 4th editions of this text and love them both for different reasons. The 3rd edition has a lot of ideas and activities that you can immediately put in place in your classroom. The 4th edition, however, contains a lot more theory about the evolution of English education. Both are phenomenal, both should be on your shelf.

Some of its categories are overly simplistic (like the chapter on teaching ebonics in the English classroom), but most of the tactics and lessons are valuable. I especially liked the reflections and activities at the end of each chapter and Burke's literary lessons. He has integrated some fascinating tactics into the English classroom!

Full of ideas to bring a variety of strategies into classroom use. A more practical application would be a pdf of all the great handouts, but I can make do adapting Burke's ideas into my own classroom practice.

This book can be a bit subjective, and he mostly quotes ideas from books I had already read, but overall is a great index of teaching ideas for an ELA teacher. Does seem to overcomplicate some aspects, but is still useful.

I found this useful at the time I read it for my student teaching, but I don't remember anything about it clearly now. This book was required reading for my student teaching, but I've come across many other books that would have worked better, especially in conjunction with In The Middle.

How does Jim Burke find the time to write such high-quality books and teach? He's either got a ghost writer or he doesn't sleep. Either way, us mere mortals reap the benefits of his Puritanical work ethic and passion.

Well, this is the best book I could find for the English Methods class's quite long, and sometimes overly thorough if that's possiblebut extremely thoughtful and provocative in the sense that it will get pre-service teachers thinking and reflecting on their practice.

I think all English teachers should read this book. It changed the way I approach lesson planning, teaching students, and my understanding of the humanity of teaching. This is one of those books that should be reread periodically.

So far, I am 100 pages into it and I can't put it down. I picked it up hoping that it would by dry and boring and cure my insomniabut I picked the wrong book. It is currently 4amd I have been reading all night! I LOVE THIS BOOK! I can't wait to read more!

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!

I liked some of his ideas for integrating technology, but you'd have to be a super teacher to incorporate everything he suggests. My favorite chapter was "Teaching English and Having a Life," it which he argues you really do need to be organized to make it through this job.

I just finished this textbook for a class, and it was one of the most practical books I've bought for my MAT. I know that I will use the ideas in Burke's chapters for years to come! This is worth the money, and even then, it wasn't that expensive.

This was actually the textbook for my English Methods class in college. And although my professor was mean and condescending, this book already feels like an old friend.

Awesome resource!! English peeps, def get a copy! Anything you might want to know about is covered in here.

This is the 4th edition and nothing short of inspirational. I intend to reread and implement as much as I can!

Well arranged and very applicable. Makes lots of great recommendations, but is only exceptionally useful if you've already been teaching for some time.


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