Text-based approaches to language and literacy education have been adopted in all sectors of education from early childhood to post-school education and training. This book provides educators working in all these sectors with practical guidance through all stages of planning and delivering a text-based language and/or literacy program. It provides teachers with knowledge about the text-based approach illustrated through examples from school and adult programs. It also provides practical tools such as sample analyses of genres, checklists for assessment and evaluating resources and lists of language features and activities for the classroom. This book is essential reading for educators involved in planning and implementing programs that focus on enabling students to engage with whole spoken, written or multimodal texts for educational, social or work purposes.