Laura RobbAuthor, 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. 
Find out more About Laura.

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New from Laura Robb

  • 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.

 

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Laura RobbAuthor, 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.  Find out more About Laura.

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Laura's Pick

In this completely revised and updated edition of a best-selling classic, master teacher Laura Robb reflects on how her teaching has evolved over the ten years since the book’s initial publication. Drawing on current research and her most recent classroom experiences with students all over the country, Robb presents abundant new material, including fresh literacy vignettes that showcase lessons and learning experiences. Read More

Featured Book

Unlocking 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. Read More.

Featured Book

Teaching Middle School WritersTeaching 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.


Teaching Tips- Find all sorts of great teaching tips from Laura - including handy practice sheets and more!