Do you read aloud to your students? Is there ever a time when students are too old to be read to? Many teachers are firm believers in reading aloud -- even at the upper grade levels!
Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And since children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns.
This is why I recommend the following handbook with a lot of tips on how to read together with kids from all ages. It is worth taking into account. Read it:Reading aloud with children (pdf)