This series offers the fundamentals of pertinent research, classroom methodology and current practice. This text uses a moderate approach to reading instruction which combines aspects of traditional basal and whole language approaches. It offers a "no frills" approach and provides students with a comprehension of some of the important components of the reading process. Step-by-step procedures are presented according to a direct teaching model which students can use in their own teaching. The strategies demonstrated are applicable to the reading of any material, not just a specific type of text.