An author, teacher, coach, and speaker, Laura Robb has spent the last four decades in middle school education. What teachers appreciate most about Laura is her deep commitment to children and adolescents, and her ability to show what best-practice instruction looks like day by day; a survey conducted by Instructor magazine named Laura as one of the nation’s top twenty educators. Currently, in addition to her speaking and consulting, she works part time in grades K-8. She was named NCTE’s recipient of the 2016 Richard W. Halle Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator. She has published Read, Talk, Write 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfictionand Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity with Corwin.