One activity that I like to do before we begin our school day is perform a read aloud. My students enjoy listening to the stories I read to them . Since I teach first grade ,I do small group instruction especially during reading. I divide my students into centers like the writing, math, reading and the listening centers. When I first tried the listening center I thought that my students might not enjoy listening to books on tape, but I was so wrong. As I introduced them to this form of literacy they became very excited to go to the listening center. I could hear them reading along, laughing, smiling, and then talking about the story once they finished listening to it. One story that comes to mind that my students really enjoyed listening over and over again was “The Teeny Tiny Woman’ by Paul Galdone. The way that the person read this book was so exciting to them and they too even changed their voice like the reader in the book did. When they were done listening to a story I will usually ask my students, who can tell me what the book was about because I have never read it before? You will be surprised how many little hands would go up. There are a lot of books on audio that children enjoy listening to. Dr. Seuss has a collection on audio tape; my students really enjoyed the Green Eggs and Ham. Sometimes I have them pick the book they want to hear as reward. After exposing my students with this type of literacy I noticed a big improvement on their reading skills, vocabulary skills, comprehension skills and on their English language development. I would really recommend for those teachers who are teaching to try to implement this form of literacy in their classrooms. It is a very good form of literacy to have our students exposed to.