RWCT is an international network of trainers and materials developers for Literacy and Critical Thinking. RWCT trainers promote beginning to advanced literacy and critical thinking from preschool through university, and in adult education projects. They include coaches of writers, illustrators, and publishers of textbooks and supplementary reading materials. Some have published influential textbooks for teachers, and textbooks and trade books for children and young people. RWCT teachers were observed to promote more higher-order thinking skills, substantive conversation, and interest in the world outside the standard classroom which thematically corresponds to our project.