This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores intentional planning, instruction, and application that will push high school students to actively participate as meaning-makers rather than to passively avoid errors. It also explores a simple, step-by-step process for effectively planning and thinking through grammar instruction that emphasizes the relationships between reading, writing, and grammar. The book displays a powerful piece of authentic literature launches the Patterns of Power process, and creating space for talk and interaction builds students’ conscious-level awareness of the moves writers make to create meaning. It ensures the patterns are applied through multiple experiences, increasing students’ depth of understanding, flexibility, and inclination to use the patterns in their daily reading and writing. The book provides a collection of ready-to-go lessons designed for classroom use.