Hello!

As a former teacher (31 years!) I love to connect with students and teachers, and I spend a lot of time doing just that via classroom visits and teachers’ conventions, as well as through this website. On this page you will find a number of resources you can use with your students, including a free novel study unit. Also, I’m currently offering free Skype visits* to anyone who does Space Cadets as a read-aloud with their students. If you’re interested, just contact me via the form at the bottom of the page. (In general, I am mindful of tight school budgets, and keep school visits very affordable, even if you’re not doing a read-aloud).

This site is fairly new, but I hope to expand this section over time. I’ll be adding to Writing With Robin (Ideas and Tips for Young Writers), which your students can access directly, or may give you some ideas you can implement in your writing lessons. You can also access the various short stories in the Cool Stuff section and build reading lessons around those. And, coming soon, I’ll have a YouTube channel will all kinds of short videos for kids relating to reading and writing.

*or Facetime, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, etc.

Free Downloads

Space Cadets Novel Study

Includes chapter summaries, discussion questions for each chapter, themes and a bank of activity/lesson ideas.

How to Get Your Students Writing

Teachers’ Convention presentation

Space Cadets Novel Study (printable)

Includes chapter summaries, discussion questions for each chapter, themes and a bank of activity/lesson ideas.

What's Your Story?

PCCE presentation, Oct. 2018

What Could Go Wrong?

This writing unit will help students generate and develop story ideas in a way that will aid their understanding of basic story structure.

Plot Structure Graphic

Shows and describes the basic parts of a story.

Story Organizer

For use with “What Could Go Wrong?” writing unit

Writing With Robin

Ideas and Tips for Young Writers

Contact Robin

Whether you’re interested in an author visit or have a question (about Space Cadets or any of the resources on this site), this is the place! Just fill out the form and I’ll get back to you.

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