This great site, Reading Rockets, was suggested in an email from Anastasia Suen. The whole site is great but the particular articles she recommends are about "Reading Aloud" and "Thinking Aloud" to help students increase reading comprehension. Both articles discuss the power of reading and show how to model strategies typically used by thoughtful readers.
I have several students with whom I work on reading and listening comprehension and I'm going to try these techniques ASAP!
I'll report back about how it works for my students - if you use these techniques too, let me know how it goes.