This tool provides students with an easy to follow, exhaustive guide to deciphering every practical reading chore! Alpha & Omega is an acronym that is all inclusive. It uses a system of 32 student-friendly questions that cause students to reflect on their own (metacognitive) mind sets as they read, asking themselves key questions to ensure that they know their purpose(s) for reading and the strategy or strategies they need to employ to gain the level of comprehension they are seeking. To help the students gain familiararity with this tool, it uses alliteration techniques very freely. It also includes a Teachers' Annotations portion to help teachers explain the intent of each item. Finally, it offers a Students' Annotation section to urge the students to put in their own words what each strategy is telling them to do.