With picture books, you can read aloud the entire book fairly fast. Not so with the type of books I write--long nonfiction books. As I write these I will occasionally read aloud sections that I’m working on to get the feel of how it flows. But they are way too long to read it aloud in one sitting.
Most often my experiences with reading aloud takes place at school visits. Sometimes my host school asks me to talk about the topic of one particular book. Sometimes they ask me to talk about research or close reading. At least once during a school visit, I read aloud to the audience-regardless of their age. To do this I set up the context of the scene so it will make sense.
Take for example my book
Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium.