Read-alouds. Choose a book that you think your students would enjoy, but that may be too difficult for them to read independently. Establish a regular time for reading and discussion. (Many teachers like to do this first thing in the morning or right after lunch as a way of easing the transition back to the classroom.)
Think-alouds. Model this by choosing a book you haven't read. Read some aloud, pausing to share your thinking with your students as you go. Pose questions, make connections, posit predictions. Demonstrate the ways you make meaning when reading literature. When you finish, ask students to discuss what they noticed your doing. (You may wish to record their observations on chart paper to post.)
Use literature to support instruction in another subject area such as math, science, or social studies. Ask your librarian to help you find appropriate titles.