It pays to be detail-oriented. Emily Kissner shows why in The Forest AND the Trees. She proves that focusing readers on details can help you boost comprehension levels, build students' genre understanding, help students with responses to texts, and support success on state-mandated tests. Emily's activities get adolescents looking for details that contribute to meaning and help students make better inferences, uncover main ideas, and use details for interpretation. Students will be able to support ideas in discussion, writing, exams, and on-demand responses.