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Boost reading and comprehension

What are Learning Tools?

Learning Tools are a set of features available in Microsoft OneNote, Word, and other apps that help improve and build literacy skills, such as reading comprehension, fluency, and written expression.

Use the Immersive Reader button to launch a full screen reading experience. Once launched, press Play to hear content read out loud. Change screen colors and line spacing to make text easier to read or use line focus to highlight smaller pieces of longer content. Improve reading comprehension by breaking sentences down into syllables or using the picture dictionary to see a visual representation of a word.

Learning Tools feature

Proven benefits

Enhanced dictation

Improves authoring text

Line focus

Sustains attention and improves reading speed

Immersive reading

Improves comprehension and sustains attention

Adjustable line and font spacing

Enhances reading speed by addressing "visual crowding"

Parts of speech

Supports grammar instruction and comprehension


Targets word recognition and pronunciation

Comprehension mode

Improves comprehension by an average of 10%

Where to find Learning Tools

Learning Tools is available for free in apps you might already use, like Word, OneNote, Outlook, Edge, or Office Lens. Learn more about where to find it or check out the full list of features, products, and supported languages.

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