Although the return to the use of "real literature" is gaining momentum, there are still few reference books available for the teacher. This is a practical guide for implementing a reading program in classrooms. It shows how the literature strand can be organized and how an experienced-based strand can be incorporated even into lesson plans featuring basal texts. The practices recommended are based on sound theory, but the emphasis of the book is on experiences and techniques developed by the authors in real situations. For those teachers interested in exploring the theoretical background, further reading lists are provided in each chapter.