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Jim Burke teaches English at Burlingame High School in California. He is the author of numerous books, including The English Teacher's Companion, Writing Reminders, Tools for Thought, Illuminating Texts: How to Teach Students to Read the World, Reading Reminders, and I Hear America Reading: Why We Read - What We Read, all of which are published by Heinemann.

Maine ASCD PO Box 926 Brunswick, ME 04011

Jim Burke

Tools for Thought: Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Thinking With Jim Burke

Jim is the also the author of The Reader’s Handbook (Great Source) and Academic Workouts (First Choice Publishing). His newest books are School Smarts: The Four Cs of Academic Success (2004), and ACCESSing School: Teaching Struggling Readers to Achieve Academic and Personal Success (2005), both of which are published by Heinemann. His latest book, Letters to a New Teacher was published last year.

March 28, 2008 8:00 - 3:00 Holiday Inn Portland West

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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 and recently worked with ACT on their high school English Language Arts standards. Visit his website for more information.

Maine ASCD presents

Shaping, Energizing, Customizing Learning for Maine Educators

Registration Form Tools for Thought with Jim Burke - March 28, 2008 Fee per person for Maine ASCD members

Tools for Thought: Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Thinking Join teacher, author, and staff developer Jim Burke for a day filled with practical strategies to engage students in reading, writing, and thinking, particularly in grades 612. Jim will offer tools to engage students in developing thinking strategies that are applicable in all subject areas. Participants will learn: •

strategies to build background information and theoretical foundations to support learning about tools and strategies to help students read, write, speak, and think more effectively

how note-taking strategies help students succeed in all academic classes

about strategies for students with learning differences, assisting struggling readers and writers, challenging students in advanced classes.

AGENDA 8:00 Registration - coffee & continental 8:30 Conference - Morning Session 12:00 Luncheon provided 1:00 Conference - Afternoon Session 3:00 Adjourn


Fee per person for registration non-member (includes complimentary membership)


Fee per person teams of 4 or more


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Important Registration Information Terms: Registrations accepted on a full payment, first-serve basis only. Registration Deadline: March 14, 2008 Special Services: Please notify Maine ASCD at (207) 729-6652 at the time you register if you will require any special assistance. Program Cancellation: Maine ASCD reserves the right to cancel programs because of low registration or other events beyond its control. No Show: If you are unable to attend, call or write Maine ASCD before March 14, 2008, to request a credit voucher. Or, send a non-registered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you. If you do not attend and do not notify Maine ASCD 14 days prior to the program, you will be responsible for the full registration amount.

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Tools for Thought  

Maine ASCD brochure for upcoming conference

Tools for Thought  

Maine ASCD brochure for upcoming conference