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Barbara Moss is a professor of literacy education at San Diego State University, where she teaches both preservice and graduate courses in literacy education.
During her long career in public schools, she taught reading or English language arts at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition, she worked as a reading specialist, a reading supervisor, and a high school literacy coach. She has worked as a university professor in both Ohio and California.
Her research interests focus on children’s literature in the classroom, especially informational texts, disciplinary literacy, and teacher implementation of instructional strategies. Moss has published widely in literacy journals such as The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Literacy Research, and Reading and Writing Quarterly. She regularly presents at professional conferences on a range of topics, including children’s literature, close reading, and the Common Core State Standards.
Moss has served as the editor of The Ohio Reading Teacher and on the editorial board of The Reading Teacher and several other literacy journals. She has served as a staff developer for numerous school districts and done hundreds of professional presentations for teachers across the country, both face to face and online. She has authored, coauthored, or edited numerous books on topics including independent reading, classroom strategies for teaching informational texts, new literacies, and children’s nonfiction trade books.
Find out how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom.
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Learn how to incorporate close reading in your secondary classroom to empower students' analysis of complex texts, increase their disciplinary literacy, and deepen their content area knowledge.
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