Book Lists

Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity

Vocabulary Is Comprehension

By Laura Robb

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

I wrote this book to raise teachers’ awareness of how important vocabulary is to comprehending complex texts in all disciplines. Research shows that the amount of general academic vocabulary students have directly relates to students’ ability to unpack meaning from complex texts. The Common Core agrees that vocabulary instruction is key to comprehending complex texts as do the findings of the teacher survey I conducted. Yet, the reality is that most teachers drop vocabulary lessons when they feel the crunch of time. CCSS standards point out that consistent and comprehensive vocabulary instruction is crucial to reading development. To support the teaching of vocabulary every day, I’ve developed lessons that take 10 to 15 minutes of a class period. With consistency, the payoff is huge!

Seven most important features:

  1. The Big Ten: Strategies for teaching vocabulary
  2. Short, complex texts are part of each lesson.
  3. Reproducibles give students opportunities to practice what they’ve learned.
  4. Tips for English Language Learners in every lesson. Special reproducibles for ELLs for Chapter 3, Figurative Language
  5. More than 50 short complex texts and poems. Appendix has extra texts for teachers to use.
  6. Doable assessment that informs teachers’ decisions—includes easy to do student observation form.
  7. More than 30 easy-to-implement lessons that become models for teachers when they plan additional lessons.

Buy Now: Available in September

Unlocking Complex Texts

Unlocking Complex Texts

By Laura Robb

Give students the tools they need to tackle complex texts with these research-based, classroom-tested lessons from master teacher Laura Robb. The three-part system—teacher modeling, guided practice, independent practice—scaffolds students as they learn how to preview a text to build background knowledge; use a concept map to expand vocabulary; identify key details and make logical inferences; determine main ideas and themes; analyze characters, events, and ideas; interpret language; analyze text structure, and more! Includes 46 short texts on CD for modeling and practice, along with text-specific discussion questions, multiple-choice assessments, writing tasks, student response sheets, assessment tools, and if-then scaffolding charts to help teachers support struggling and reluctant learners. The rigorous instruction leads to solid text-based comprehension of literary and informational text. A must have for meeting the CCSS! For use with Grades 5 & Up.

Buy Now: $28.06

Teaching Middle School Writers

Teaching Middle School Writers

By Laura Robb

Buy Now: $38.12

Laura Robb Classroom Libraries

Laura Robb Classroom Libraries

By Laura Robb

Buy Now: $395.00

Teaching Reading: A Complete Resource for Grades 4 and Up

Teaching Reading: A Complete Resource

By Laura Robb

(Ring-bound – Oct 1, 2006)

Buy Now: $28.50

Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science and Math (Grades 3 & Up)

Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – Jan 1, 2003)

Buy Now: $23.07

Teaching Reading in Middle School (Grades 5 & Up)

Teaching Reading in Middle School

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – Aug 1, 2000)

Buy Now: $4.33

Reading Strategies Toolkit: NONFICTION

Reading Strategies Toolkit: Nonfiction

By Laura Robb

(Bookset – Jul 2008)

Contains NINE teaching guides with step by step lessons for teaching a key strategy with one of the nine, full color picture books. There are three before, three during, and three after strategy reading lessons. Each teaching guide contains two differentiated student practice sheets, a student self-evaluation sheet, and a teacher-student conference form. You’ll also find NINE teaching transparencies and a professional book by Laura Robb on Teaching Vocabulary. The box contains folders and tabs to make storage easy. A teaching resource that will improve your students reading and understanding of informational texts and biography.

Buy Now: $69.21

Teaching Reading With Think Aloud Lessons

Teaching Reading with Think Aloud Lessons

By Laura Robb

(Spiral-bound – May 1, 2007)

Buy Now: $20.22

Nonfiction Writing: From the Inside Out

Nonfiction Writing: From the Inside Out

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – Dec 1, 2004)

Buy Now: $4.17

35 Must-Have Assessment & Record-Keeping Forms for Reading (Grades 4-8)

Assessment & Record-Keeping Forms

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – Jan 1, 2001)

Buy Now: $15.29

50 Fabulous Discussion-Prompt Cards for Reading Groups

Discussion-Prompt Cards for Reading Groups

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – April 1, 2001)

Buy Now: $4.77

Reading Strategies That Work (Grades 2-6)

Reading Strategies That Work

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – Jan 1, 1999)

Buy Now: $13.89

Easy Mini-Lessons for Building Vocabulary (Grades 4-8)

Easy Mini-Lessons for Building Vocabulary

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – Jan 1, 1999)

Buy Now: $0.93

Easy-to-Manage Reading & Writing Conferences (Grades 4-8)

Easy-to-Manage Reading & Writing Conferences

By Laura Robb

(Paperback – Jan 1, 1999)

Buy Now: $0.50

Reader’s Handbook: A Student Guide For Reading And Learning : 3rd Grade

Reader's Handbook: A Student Guide

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: April Nauman, and Donna Ogle (Paperback – April 20, 2004)

Buy Now: $30.40

Biography – Robb, Laura (1937-): An article from: Contemporary Authors Online

Contemporary Authors

By Laura Robb

Gale Reference Team (Digital – Jun 13, 2007) – HTML

Buy Now: $9.95

Reading and Writing Sourcebook Grade 5

Reading and Writing Sourcebook, Grade 5

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: Ruth Nathan (Paperback – Jan 2002)

Buy Now: $0.47

Student Applications Book

Student Applications Book

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: Margaret Ann Richek and Vicki Spandel (Paperback – Jan 31, 2002)

Buy Now: $3.00

Snuffles and Snouts: Poems

Snuffles and Snouts

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: Steven Kellogg (Paperback – Feb 1, 1999)

Buy Now: $1.18

Music and Drum

Music and Drum

By Laura Robb

(Hardcover – Mar 17, 1997)

Buy Now: $0.01

Summer Success: Reading

Summer Success: Reading

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: James F. Baumann and Michael F. Opitz (Hardcover – Jan 2006)

Buy Now: $1.85

Reading Advantage Kit Pack, Level E

Reading Advantage Kit, Pack Level E

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: James Baumann and Carol Fuhler (Paperback – Jan 2006)

Buy Now: $250.00

Reading Advantage: Racers & Racing

Reading Advantage: Racers & Racing

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: James Baumann and Carol Fuhler (Hardcover – Jan 2006)

Buy Now: $54.66

Reading Advantage: Emotions

Reading Advantage: Emotions

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: James Baumann and Carol Fuhler (Hardcover – Jan 2006)

Buy Now: $54.66

Reading & Writing Sourcebooks

Reading & Writing Sourcebooks

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: Ruth Nathan (Hardcover – Jan 2006)

Buy Now: $1.89

Reading Advantage: Teacher’s Edition. Level B, Grades 3-4 (Great Source)

Reading Advantage: Teacher's Edition

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: James F. Baoumann and Carol J. Fuhler (Paperback – 2005)

Buy Now: $19.99

Reading Advantage: Boundaries

Reading Advantages: Boundaries

By Laura Robb

Additional Authors: James Baumann and Carol Fuhler (Hardcover – Jan 2006)

Buy Now: $47.99

The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community

Principal's Leadership Sourcebook

By Evan Robb

When the principal is an effective leader, his school becomes a thriving community. Evan Robb, in this amazing resource shares his no-fail strategies for approaching budgets, instructions, community relations, school safety, discipline, forging strong relationships among parents, students, and teachers, and much more. He explains how he plans the first days and weeks of school so the entire year is a smooth one. You’ll find all the tools and strategies you need to run an effective school.

Buy Now: $5.88

Graphic Organizers & Strategy Sheets That Scaffold Writing From Paragraphs to Essays: Student Packets With Guided Lessons, Writing Models, Graphic Organizers, and Planning Sheets (Teaching Strategies)

Graphic Organizers & Strategy Sheets

By Anina Robb

A must-have book to encourage your students independent writing. You’ll find teaching tips along with independent packets of structured writing activities that guide you students through the writing process on their own. Each lesson has a prewriting organizer, a writing sample that is a mentor text, and prompts to keep students focused as they draft, revise, and edit fiction and nonfiction pieces.

Buy Now: $16.19

50 Reproducible Strategy Sheets That Build Comprehension During Independent Reading (Grades 4-8)

50 Reproducible Strategy Sheets

By Anina Robb

These 50 interactive strategy sheets work with any book students read. Each lesson helps students apply key reading strategies, including setting purposes for reading, making predictions, inferring, identifying main idea and so much more.

Buy Now: $12.37

40 Graphic Organizers That Build Comprehension During Independent Reading

40 Graphic Organizers

By Anina Robb

Here are 40 interactive strategy sheets work with any book students read. Each lesson helps students apply key reading strategies, including setting purposes for reading, making predictions, inferring, identifying main idea, organizers for fiction and nonfiction genres and so much more. You’ll develop your students independence as readers with these reproducibles.

Buy Now: $0.01