Nice post. I've had Kindles in my classroom this year, too, and my students say similar things as yours. The biggest challenge is annotating on the Kindles. I'm finding that doing a shared class novel isn't ideal when students are supposed to discuss sections of a text.
On the other hand, my students have loved the Kindle for independent reading. Struggling readers don't have to show their peers what they're reading, and the built-in dictionary really helps, too.
I haven't found that my students have used the text-to-speech feature as a crutch, perhaps because I try not to advertise it except to some of the students.
Thank you again for your post.
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