Could e-readers boost literacy for students with special needs?

A Nebraska high-school teacher plans to use Nooks and other e-readers with her students who are struggling with reading. Reading teacher Mindy Wright sees the e-readers as a way to capitalize on students' interest in technology and deal with larger class sizes this year. Wright says the device's features -- including its built-in dictionary -- are a good fit for the students, many of whom have learning disabilities or are English-language learners.

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