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Abstract: Students who are faced with literary texts after the beginning language sequence will be in for a shock if their instructors do not continue some of the strategies used in language classes; however, in most institutions until very recently, little or no time was spent on methods of teaching literary texts. Moreover, little time is devoted to the teaching of reading strategies. Many traditional Spanish departments divide language and literature into two separate programs, with little, if any, articulation between the two. This article describes the collaborative effort between a professor of literature and a professor of language methodology in the development and implementation of a teaching strategies course for undergraduates and a workshop on the teaching of literature for teaching assistants in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University.