Author, teacher, coach, and speaker, Laura Robb has completed 43years 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.
Laura Robb has written more than 16 books for teachers — her most recent titles are her 476 page binder, Teaching Reading: A Complete Resource for Grades 4 and Up, and a big book for teaching reading strategies, Teaching Reading With Think Aloud Lessons. In addition, Laura Robb has penned these best sellers for Scholastic: 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.
Look for Robb’s newest Scholastic book: Differentiating Reading Instruction shows teachers in grades 4 and up how to meet the diverse needs of classes with mixed reading levels.
Laura Robb has published two books with Heinemmann: REDEFINING STAFF DEVELOPMENT: A Collaborative Model for Teachers and Administrators, and LITERACY LINKS: Strategies That Develop the Emergent Literacy Needed for Success in Reading and Writing.
Laura Robb has designed classroom libraries for Scholastic. Presently, Robb has classroom libraries for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. She also works with Scholastic to customize classroom libraries when school districts request tailoring purchases to their specific needs. Robb has done this for Chicago Public Schools and for Staunton City Schools in Virginia.
A co-author for The Great Source’s Daybooks and Sourcebooks, Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5, Laura Robb also co-authored The Great Source’s Summer Success Reading Program for Grades K-8, their Reading Handbook for grades 6-8, one for grades 4-5, and one for grade 3. Presently, Laura 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.
Robb has revised the Daybooks for grades 3 to 5 with Ellin keene and Mike Opitz.
Recently, Laura Robb has completed a three year term on the National Council of Teacher’s of English Commission on Reading. Laura Robb and commission colleagues have written a book on literacy for NCTE. She’s also on the editorial review board for Language Arts magazine. Laura Robb wrote the “Motivating Readers’ Column for Instructor Magazine for 1996-1998. She’s also collected two poetry anthologies: Snuffles and Snouts illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Dial, 1995) and Music and Drum illustrated by Deborah Lill (Philomel, 1997).
Laura Robb is a keynote speaker at conferences all over the country, trains teachers on differentiating reading instruction and writes articles for education journals.