The majority of you all who don’t teach (or don’t teach English) might not be interested in this, but I found a great link today. I was reading my English Journal, and I saw an ad in it for The Teacher’s Daybook. It looked intriguing, so I went to the website to see if I could learn more about it. In the process, I discovered the author, Jim Burke, is the author of The English Teacher’s Companion, a book I think I had once, but can no longer find — the joys of moving. At any rate, Jim Burke has a website — a companion to the companion, if you will, at englishcompanion.com. What a wonderful resource for English teachers! He has tons of handouts, ready to print in the form of pdf’s (if you don’t mind they all say Mr. Burke on them). He has great note-taking handouts, especially. I really like his handouts for his personal reading assignment, too. Overall, it is a great site. Now, I wish I could find that book.
School will be out soon, but I am finding myself already starting to prepare for next year. I keep telling myself I have plenty of time for that, but it is hard to sit still when you find websites like Burke’s.