author photo

Photo by Sam Maller

Jim Burke

Jim Burke, an English teacher at Burlingame High School in California, has been teaching for over twenty years and is the author of numerous bestselling professional books, including The English Teacher’s Companion and The Common Core Companion. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the California Association of Teachers of English. In addition to his commitment to his own classroom, Jim serves as an advisor for the College Board’s Advanced Placement English Language and Literature Courses and Exams Review Commission as well as consults for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). For more information, visit his website ( or follow him on Twitter (@englishcomp).

Books by Jim Burke

  1. Book CoverUncharted Territory: A High School Reader

    First Edition

    Uncharted Territory is a unique first-edition reader keyed to the challenges, uncertainties, and decisions that all high school students face.