Learning Tools are now available in new languages to all CCPS users in Word Online and OneNote Online, allowing users on any device to experience the same reading and writing benefits seen using Learning Tools for OneNote. To access these new Learning Tools in Word Online or OneNote Online, go to the View menu and click Immersive Reader. In addition, Learning Tools for Word 2016 has Learning Tools built into Read Mode.
Learning Tools includes a modified reader view that utilizes techniques proven to help people read more effectively, such as:
- 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.
A more in-depth description of each component is available here.
The Immersive Reader features help everyone on any device improve their reading skills, including those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of the broad range of unique student abilities.
Additionally, Learning Tools are available in more languages, including new Text-to-Speech languages and voices, Syllables languages, and Parts of Speech.*
You can read more about it from the article here.