Why? Children love to hear if someone is reading stories, poems and documentary reports. Elder students will remember.
When? Any time – but best if you introduce a new topic to wake up the curiosity of the students.
How? Choose a to the introduced new topic connected story, documentary report, newspaper article or any other written report which is connected to the topic.
Any risks? Those readings can be very boring if the story gets too long. If you choose this methodology try to read the story or report at home some times before you read it to class. This prepares you to know content and storyline so you can look up, build tention and get some eye contact while reading.