The poor performance of pupils in reading comprehension tasks has caught the attention of all stakeholders in the education industry in recent times. Efforts at tackling this problem have often always focused on linguistic, psychological and sociological factors, neglecting pedagogical factors. While schools may not be able to do much to change a child''s socio-linguistic background for instance, much could be achieved by altering the methodologies of teaching. The findings reported in this book are geared towards upgrading the quality of reading instruction at the primary and secondary levels. The Direct-Reading-Thinking-Activity-Approach discussed in this book, is aimed at encouraging pupils to make use of their natural abilities to make and confirm predictions as they read. Teachers, teachers-in-training, curriculum planners, policy makers, parents and the society in general will find this book useful in improving reading comprehension pedagogy.