Grant is for the purchase of MP3 players to be used by 1st & 2nd graders in their listening centers. This technology will allow teachers to tap into online databases which will provide a wider variety of literary experiences for their students. The listening center is a key component of a balanced literacy program in the primary grades. Students will hear fluent & expressive reading, will learn voice & print match and will increase listening comprehension. This will ultimately enhance their reading, writing and speaking skills.