My aim in this article is to summarize work I have done over the last three years, focusing on the issue of helping students learn from whatever mathematics text they read. Although these types of texts generally contain 3 modes of communication, namely technical English, the language of mathematics itself and diagrams, I will focus this article only on the technical English of such texts. The idea, then, that students can develop techniques and strategies for learning from what they read is generally known as “reading to learn.”