It's a matter of grave concern that many children do not learn to read or write well by the time they enter high school. However, as we strive to find ways to help them, the answer doesn't lie in leaving rich content behind. The most sensible course is to find ways to combine effective and purposeful strategy instruction with content studies. By addressing content and strategy instruction together, the self-contained elementary school teacher, or the departmentalized middle school teacher can teach reading and writing through content, keep kids engaged with school by immersing them in interesting material, and create a purposeful, student-centered curriculum. For use with Grades 4-8.