This text is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate courses in reading methods. This user-friendly resource offers a selection of broad-based and stimulating strategies to assist teachers in developing lessons that will advance students' reading abilities. The author designs strategies to motivate and to encourage reading, to help improve the teaching-learning process, and to plan for appropriate instruction. (It is assumed that students have developed a theoretical framework about literacy before using these strategies.) The text addresses all standard literacy topics and is appropriate for instructing beginning through intermediate level readers. It emphasizes the practical application of theory and would be helpful to use in coursework connected directly to field based practicums in schools, or as a resource guide for student teachers, as well as for literary remediation.