Laura Robb

Author, Teacher, Coach, & Speaker

Laura Robb - Author, Scholastic Professional

Laura Robb

Author, Teacher, Coach, & Speaker

Author, teacher, coach, and speaker, Laura Robb has completed 43 years of teaching in grades 4-8.

She presently coaches teachers in reading/writing workshop at Powhatan School in Virginia and coaches teachers in grades K-8 in Staunton, Virginia, Long Island, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and West Nyack, New York.

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New from Laura

  • Check out Unlocking Complex Texts: A Systematic Framework for Building Adolescents’ Comprehension, now on Amazon! This book is the instructional reading piece and each lesson takes 15-20 minutes to deliver. Lessons build vocabulary, apply the reading standards of the Common Core, and integrate writing about reading. The CD has conference forms, rubrics, 46 short selections for teaching reading, journaling, and much more!
  • Read and share Robb’s newsletter filled with teaching tips! Look for issues published to the website in August, October, January, March, and May.
  • Go to Heinemann.com for Robb’s SMART WRITING: Practical Units for Middle School Writers. This First Hand product includes a DVD and student handbook.

Laura's Pick

Vocabulary Is Comprehension

Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity

Laura’s newest book, published by Corwin Literacy, helps teachers enlarge students general academic vocabulary, the biggest barrier to reading and comprehending complex texts.  Available September 5, 2014

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Featured Book

Unlocking Complex TextsUnlocking Complex Texts: A Systematic Framework for Building Adolescents’ Comprehension.

Give students the tools they need to comprehend complex texts with these research-based, classroom-tested lessons from master teacher Laura Robb. The comprehensive three-part system—teacher modeling, guided practice, and independent practice.

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Featured Book

http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Middle-School-Writers-English/dp/0325026572Teaching Middle School Writers

While grounded in the common schedule constraints and curriculum demands of middle school, Laura Robb’s Teaching Middle School Writers offers teachers lessons and routines that are attuned to adolescents’ developmental and social needs.

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