Ideal for differentiated and below-grade learning, the "Reader" enhances ELL and ELD instruction, speech- language therapies and foreign language learning. It is an effective vocal mirror which supports phonic, phonemic awareness, fluency, language and comprehension activities. 1/2 Watt speaker loud enough for up to 20 people. Slotted baffles avoids prying objects. Rugged ABS plastic case withstands classroom knocks. AC input or battery-powered operation. .5mm headphone jack also connects with jackbox for group listening without disrupting others. Skid-resistant pads underneath help prevent "walking". Built-in handle for portability. Battery operation for added indoor/outdoor uses.