Laura Robb tomorrow

BULLETIN: In the voting for January’s Hall of Fame Poet, Steve Withrow remains in the lead among eligible contenders. Mimi Cross and Liz Korba, previous winners, continue to make strong showings. For Hall of Fame Young Poet, our leaders are Rachel Heinrichs, John Sullivan, and Sam Shekut.
REMINDER: Please remember to cast your ballots, one for an adult and one for a student. Just scroll down to the ballot boxes, click on the poets of your choice, and hit the vote button. Last chance to vote is midnight CST this Saturday, the 30th.

As promised, my guest for tomorrow will be Laura Robb. Laura is a tireless promoter of reading, a master teacher, a careful researcher, a popular author of books about reading development, and much sought after consultant and lecturer. Here is more information about tomorrow’s guest.

Author, teacher, consultant, Laura Robb has taught grades 4 through 8 for 43 years. Robb continues to teach for eight weeks each year. She has written 19 books on reading and writing for teachers and published materials for Great Source for students. Robb speaks at conferences all over the country and trains teachers in school districts in Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. She has received an Honorary Doctorate from Shenandoah University for her work in literacy and in 2009 received the “Friend of Literacy Award” from Nassau Reading Council in New York. Robb has two new books coming out this spring: Teaching Middle School Writers: What Every English Teacher Needs to Know published by Heinemann and a second edition of Teaching Reading in Middle School, published by Scholastic. You can reach Laura Robb and find many teaching materials on her Web site:

Be sure to visit tomorrow to read what Laura has to share with us. You’ll be glad you did!

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