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Teaching Reading in Middle School: A Strategic Approach to Teaching Reading That Improves Comprehension and Thinking

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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 ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Scholastic Teaching Resources (first published August 1st 2000)
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Mr. Holt
While Teaching Reading in Middle School (2nd Edition): A Strategic Approach to Teaching Reading That Improves Comprehension and Thinking didn't blow my mind, it did offer some great strategies to properly implement a Reader's Workshop in the classroom. While the author discussed the need for student choice in reading materials, she wrote extensively about structured reading groups in which various groups are all reading the same novel. She also had conflicting quotes within the book as well. Ear ...more
I teach 5th grade and this book is perfect for this grade level. I initially had to read this book for a grad course and was groaning my way through it, simply because I HAD to read it...but eventually I found it to be very useful. It answered a lot of questions I had about how to implement reading workshop. It also provides numerous forms that are helpful to use. This is a definite read for those who are about to go full-force into reading workshop, although if you have NO background knowledge ...more
This book helped me to further understand reading instruction at the middle school level. Robb provides plenty of examples and ideas. I'm excited to use some of her activities at the beginning of this school year to get to know my new students as readers & provide them with strategies they can use while reading. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is just starting to become familiar with & starting to implement reader's workshop.

A very thorough and helpful guide to the Reading Workshop--not exactly the TC/ Calkins' way, but still very helpful to incorporate into that model. Full of real-life examples (though too many that we're simple to solve, it seemed) and guide sheets for how to do it in your own classroom.
Tammy Ward
Laura Robb presents another approach to teaching reading workshop in middle school with plenty of applicable examples. Robb understands middle school students and the strategic reading skills they need.
Not only does this author explain what strategies to use, but also why and offers great lessons!
Its a great resource
Robb gives very practical ideas of how to run a strong reading program at the middle school level. Good resource.
Robb's books are a consistently good source for useful, adaptable instructional strategies.
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Author, 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.
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