Laura Robb
   
Author, teacher, coach, and speaker, this is Laura Robb’s 43nd year of teaching in grades 4-8. Over the years Robb has actively taught grades four to eight. She has written 15 books for teachers--her most recent titles are Nonfiction Writing From the Inside Out: Lessons for Teaching all Elements of the Craft, Inspired by Conversations with Leading Authors, Teaching Reading in Middle School, Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math, Grammar Strategies and Lessons That Strengthen Students’ Writing (all Scholastic). Robb’s latest Scholastic project is a binder called Teaching Reading: A Complete Guide for Grades 4 and Up. it will be available from Scholastic in October, 2006.Teaching Reading in Middle School has been translated into Chinese. In addition, Robb has published two books with Heinemann: Redefining Staff Development: A Collaborative Model for Teachers, published in 2000, and Literacy Links: Strategies That Develop the Emergent Literacy Needed for Success in Reading and Writing, published in 2003.

Robb has designed classroom libraries for Scholastic. She is presently working on a genre reading project for grades 6, 7, and 8 that will include trade books below, at, and above grade level as well as a booklet for organizing and managing instruction for three strategic reading groups.

A co-author for The Great Source’s Daybooks and Sourcebooks, Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5, Robb also co-authored The Great Source’s Summer Success Reading Program for Grades K-8, their Reader’s Handbook for grades 6-8, one for grades 4-5, and one for grade 3. Presently, Robb is the senior author of Reading Advantage, a Great Source program for middle and high school students who read two to eight years below grade level. She has just completed designing Writing Advantage for The Great Source, a scaffolded writing program for students in middle and high school.

Robb is a keynote speaker at conferences all over the country and writes articles for education journals. She leads workshops on reading and writing for teachers throughout the United States in elementary, middle, and high schools.


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