This portrait of Kyle Gonzalez's classroom offers teachers theory-based strategies for helping students who cannot, or will not, read and write, become motivated and successful readers and writers. The practical and detailed suggestions show how to: establish a literacy workshop; choose and use effective resources; implement effective and informative record keeping; help students establish goals and access progress; use read-alouds as well as shared, guided, and independent reading and writing; and instill reading and writing practices that help students read content-specific texts. The book also includes record-keeping forms, extensive bibliographies of literature for shared and independent reading, professional materials and resource information, and samples of strategy lessons. Kyle's students are middle-school learners who struggle with literacy. The strategies, content-area connections and management ideas in the book, however, are applicable and appropriate for use by any teacher of three- to 12-year-olds.