The Teacher's Essential Guide to Content Area Writing leads the reader through Burke's teaching strategies, which draw from a combination of research and Jim's own experience as a public school teacher. He includes invaluable techniques to improve student writing as well as strategies to simply prompt students to write. Burke features several of his students' writing samples enabling the reader to review the outcome of his instructional techniques.
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About the Author
Jim Burke is an English teacher at Burlingame High School, California. He 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 and recently worked with ACT on their high school English Language Arts standards. His published books include The English Teacher's Companion, The Teacher's Daybook, Reading Reminders and Writing Reminders, 50 Essential Lessons, Illuminating Texts, and The Reader's Handbook.