I have had some success with adapting Whimbey and Lochhead's Problem Solving to a paired supplimental course. I started with the problems and the approach used in the text. Then had used the material from the companion course for additional "problems" we discussed text assignments as a "problem" , different materials and courses requiring different solutions (comprehension, fact memory, vocabulary, skill modeling, etc.) We then adapted the paired problem solving approach for text decoding, comprehension, etc. based on how the assingment was defined in problem solving terms. The focus was on higher-order comprehension skills and developing repetoire of reading strategies based on purpose. Students did increase their dialogue with the text and developed comprehension checking skills.