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Barbara Moss

Barbara Moss


Barbara Moss, PhD, 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 the 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 including The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Literacy Research, and Reading and Writing Quarterly, and regularly presents at professional conferences. She has authored, co-authored, or edited numerous books on topics including independent reading, classroom strategies for teaching informational texts, new literacies, and children's nonfiction trade books.

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