I normally do a read aloud everyday. My students love it. We review so many skills with this. I got to say, I forgot my book at home yesterday (although I could have picked over 1,000 books from my own classroom library). I went to http://www.storylineonline.net/. Different actors read stories. I put on a nice, long story and gave the kids a graphic organizer to fill in. They were mesmerized by the story. We reviewed about 6 objectives with this activity. It was such a hit and provided some quiet time for me. Each little bit of quiet is a hit with me.