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Robert E. Probst, Consulting Author

Robert E. Probst, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Strategies for close reading
  • Understanding the demands of 21st century literacy
  • Reaching struggling adolescent readers
  • Aliteracy: The glitch in becoming a nation of readers

Speaker Profile

Robert E. Probst is the author of Response and Analysis, coeditor (with Kylene Beers and Linda Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and coauthor (with Beers) of Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies and Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading, all published by Heinemann.

Bob began his teaching career as high school English teacher and then became a supervisor of English for a large district in Maryland. He spent most of his academic career at Georgia State University where he is now Professor Emeritus of English Education. After retiring from Georgia State University, he served as a research fellow for Florida International University. He now consults, with Kylene Beers, in school districts across the United States.

Bob has served as a member on the Conference on English Board of Directors, an NCTE journal columnist, and a member of the NCTE Commission on Reading. He speaks nationally and internationally to administrators and teachers on literacy issues, particularly issues around struggling readers and meeting standards—including the Common Core State Standards.

Grades: 4–12