This from fellow Apple Distinguished Educator, Matthew Callison, an excellent tool for engaging students in reading.
Mr. Callison works with a third grade population of English Language Learners. He has students record audio reviews of books they are reading and uploads them to this blog, BookLook.org.
There are just a handful of reviews so far but this would be a terrific. You might want to have your students listen to some of them but more importantly, why not employ this technique in your classroom? Whether or not you put the recordings online, you can use Garageband on the Mac or Audacity on the PC (both free programs) to easily record your students.
What a great way to develop language, motivate students, and engage them in higher level thinking.