This book reports on a study that was conducted to investigate the effect of using a suggested program in basic reading on developing the reading skills of second year English Majors of the Primary Division in Faculties of Education in Egypt who are EFL prospective teachers for the Primary stage. Word identification skills; structural analysis and contextual analysis, were the only skills handled in the program. Instruments of the study included an inventory to determine the subskills of structural analysis and contextual analysis, a pre-posttest in basic reading, the English Proficiency Exam for Egypt (EPEE), and the training program. The study rests on a comprehensive theoretical background in basic reading skills, and surveys a wide range of literature in the field. The appendices include the instruments of the study and the proposed training programme.