- Ed.D., University of Houston, 1989
- M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1983
- AB, Brandeis University, 1971
Dr. Laura Smolkin teaches courses in reading, language arts, and children’s literature for preservice teachers. At the graduate level, she teaches Children’s Literature.
- Comprehensibility of text.
- Teacher discourse during the read aloud of science trade books.
- Visual aspects of communication.
- Cultural diversity in children’s literature.