I was looking at the Kindle Fire (HD) and I came across a statement that I thought was a good sign! It is very valuable for children to be able to read text from a book while also being able to hear it read aloud. Now the Kindle can automatically do that, in a computerized voice, but the issue is that the the pronunciation and actual voice was a little off, since it is not a real person reading. For ELLs and other students with low reading levels who need that extra audio support while reading, it is essential they are hearing an immersive and accurate voice reading the text along with them. The good news is that, at least on the HD and I would guess probably on the regular Fire as well, you can synch an actual voice actor reading the text (from audible.com - a subsidiary of amazon) and it highlights what is being currently read! In this way, a student can follow along exactly on the page while being read to by a real voice actor!