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    5 Ways to Build Authentic Reading and Writing Into Any Class

    Why do you read?    Chances are pretty good your answer goes something like this: I don’t read much. I don’t like to read. I like to read, but don’t have time. Or, if you’re a reader, your answer might be more like this: To escape. To learn new stuff. To keep up with the world. For my work. I read to my kids/grandkids. I read to my students. Recently, while visiting blogs discovered via Twitter, I ran across a great post from Heidi at 21st Century Classroom, titled Blogging Helps Me Understand Reading, in which she talks about authentic reading and writing. She says, “If you were to ask teachers to…