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Deep Reading: Building Motivation and Authentic Purpose for Reading
I have always loved to read. I never thought about why and no one ever asked me. As I started teaching, it’s no surprise that I enjoyed teaching reading the most. Teaching middle school has allowed me to share my love of young adult fiction with many classes and I have had great success guiding many nonreaders to also enjoy books. Before my action research started I taught reading for enjoyment. My theory was, if students enjoy reading, they would read more, and therefore, be better readers. When someone asked how I knew they were better, I would point to test scores.