This book is known for its practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies. Its motivational pedagogy helps pre-service teachers learn to improve their students' progress, making the text especially appealing to the non-literacy teaching majors who are required to take this course. The chapter on Diversity includes new coverage of English Language Learners, cultural diversity, and collaboration between general and special education teachers. A matrix of content-area coverage lists places throughout the book where material on specific content areas can be found. Marginal icons highlight where specific content material appears in the text.Barbara D. Stoodt-Hill is the author of 'Secondary School Literacy Instruction: The Content Areas' with ISBN 9780618299942 and ISBN 0618299947.