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Helping students read science textbooks and other substantive material does not have to interrupt the flow of content delivery. A variety of strategies, both instructive and effective, are available to help students become more competent and independent readers. The lessons in this article have worked well. They all involve participation and can be easily differentiated to help diverse learners. Unlike the typical chapter quiz, these cooperative strategies have students discussing, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating the assigned reading in challenging yet supportive ways.