Microsoft’s Learning Tools, which help students improve reading and writing skills, are now available in more languages to all customer with Office 365 or a personal OneDrive account, and in Word Online and OneNote Online.
Additionally, Learning Tools are available in more languages, including new Text-to-Speech languages and voices, Syllables languages, and Parts of Speech.
The tools include a technology called “Immersive Reader,” which narrates text and highlights words for reading support to help everyone with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of the broad range of unique student abilities.
The tools can also show syllable breaks, optimize font spacing, identify parts of speech and more.
To access these tools, just go to View menu in Word Online or OneNote Online, and click Immersive Reader.
- Read Aloud—Reads text aloud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader’s focus and attention.
- Spacing—Optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from visual crowding issues.
- Syllables—Shows the breaks between syllables to enhance word recognition and decoding.
- Parts of Speech*—Supports writing instruction and grammar comprehension by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives, writes Office team.
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