Kylene Beers

Kylene Beers, Ed.D., is a former middle school teacher who has made a primary focus of her research, writing, speaking, and teaching on teenage reading and struggling readers. She is the author of the best-selling When Youngsters Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do, co-editor of Adolescent Literacy: Putting Promise into Practice (with Bob Probst and Linda Rief), and co-author (with Bob Probst) of Notice and Note: Techniques for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction, Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies (all published by Heinemann). She taught in the University of Houston's Faculty of Education, worked as a Senior Reading Researcher at Yale University's Comer School Development Program, and most recently served as the Senior Reading Adviser to Secondary Schools for Teachers College's Reading and Writing Project. Kylene has authored numerous articles for state and national publications, served as editor of Voices from the Middle, a national literacy journal, and served as Read More chevron_right