Students' reading skills improve when guided through a deliberate set of steps during reading. Several approaches can be used in any academic or career/technical classroom that will enhance students' understanding of subject matter content. In summary, after a pre-reading activity, students are asked to read a short passage. Next, students discuss the passage as a class or in study groups. Facts recalled by the students are listed and inconsistencies debated. Students then return to the book to determine correct information when there is disagreement. Finally, some type of assessment is conducted to test their short-term recall of the information.