How can we support student achievement in reading and writing nonfiction text? Research shows that when asked to read textbooks, students focus primarily on linear text. They ignore the text features and supports which would support their comprehension of the text. This is only one of eight research-based power strategies that students need to comprehend and generate complex texts. These nonfiction literacy strategies will increase students’ critical thinking and achievement with nonfiction literature across content areas. Empower students beyond success on the test to the winner's circle.