Laura Robb

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Author, teacher, coach, and international speaker, Laura Robb has completed more than 43 years of teaching in grades 4-8, and she returns to teach striving readers each year. Robb received the Richard W. Halle Award for outstanding middle level educator from NCTE as well as the Friends of Literacy Award from the Nassau Reading Council.

Laura Robb has written more than 30 books for teachers. Recently she has completed two books with her son Evan Robb, a middle school principal. TeamMakers: Positively Impacting the Lives of Children through District-Wide Dreaming, Collaborating, and Change, published by Dave Burgess Publishing will be available July 31, 2019. Schools Full of Readers: Tools for Teachers, Coaches and leaders to Support Students, published by Benchmark will be available early October, 2019. Presently Laura is collaborating with poet, David Harrison and writing a book for Corwin Literacy about developing readers called: Guided Practice Supports Developing Readers.

In 2016, two books were published: The Reading Intervention Toolkit, by Shell Education and Read Talk Write: 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction, published by Corwin Literacy. Corwin Literacy also published Robb’s Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Complex Texts.

Her newest for Heinemann is a First Hand Curriculum: Smart Writing: Practical Units For Teaching Middle School Writers, and a professional book, Teaching Middle School Writers: What Every English Teacher Needs to Know. For Scholastic, Robb has completed several best sellers including the first and second editions of Teaching Reading in Middle School, Differentiating Reading Instruction, Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math, and her newest, Unlocking Complex Texts.

Robb is a keynote and featured speaker at conferences and leads workshops all over the country and in Canada. She writes articles for education journals and blogs. She is a regular contributor to and has a series of podcasts with Evan Robb that you can access on


Volume in Reading Still Matters!

Laura Robb  //  Oct 10, 2019

Independent Reading

Independent Reading and Choice

Laura Robb  //  Apr 19, 2018

Independent Reading

Conferences and Conversations About Independent Reading Matter

Laura Robb  //  Mar 29, 2018

Independent Reading

Independent reading: nurturing students’ personal reading lives

Laura Robb  //  Nov 21, 2017