Barbara Moss, PhD, is professor emeritus of literacy education at San Diego State University. She has worked as an English language arts teacher at the middle and high school levels, a reading specialist in grades 3–9, and as a reading supervisor in a county office. She has been a university professor for the past 20 years. Her research interests are focused on teaching informational texts to all students, especially English learners. She has written widely about this topic, and is the author of more than 100 articles, columns, and book chapters. Her work has been published in The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Literacy Research, Reading Psychology, and numerous other journals. She has done hundreds of professional presentations nationally and internationally at conferences, teacher inservices, and teacher workshops. Her most recently published coauthored books include A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts Grades K–5 (with Diane Lapp, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson) and 40 Strategies for Guiding Children Through Informational Texts (with Virginia Loh-Hagan).