در مقدمه کتاب نویسنده با نثری روان شرح داده که هدف از گردآوری کتاب، ارایه منبعی جامع حاوی متون درک مطلب (Reading)، نگارش (Writing) و تمرینات موثر فارق از محیط محتوایی است. در زیر بخش از مقدمه کتاب را با هم مرور می کنیم.
The purpose of this book is to offer teachers a resource that contains reading, writing, affective, cooperative, and best practices activities for all content areas. Since much of the text that teachers ask students to read is written above their instructional or independent reading level, students need strategies, skills, and practice to help them gain understanding of the material that they are expected to read and understand in all disciplines. Teachers tend to be experts in their own teaching fields and are quite adept at reading and teaching those subjects. However, in every class there are a wide range of readers, various degrees of motivation among students, and different levels of writing skill. I have found that teachers appreciate finding alternatives to help their students learn in a variety of ways. Once teachers and students experience success with a new idea, they are willing to repeat the strategy, skill, or activity again and again.
هم اکنون امکان دانلود این کتاب ارزشمند از زبان پژوه برای تمامی علاقمندان به انگلیسی فراهم است.