How to Use the Immersive Reader

The Immersive Reader is a tool created by Microsoft which is used to improve reading comprehension. It increases fluency for English language learners, helps build confidence for emerging readers learning to read at higher levels and offers text decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here are the steps to use the Immersive Reader on Ellii:

Step 1

Log in to your account here:

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Step 2

The Immersive Reader is integrated into our reading tasks. Look for a lesson that has a Read & Listen task listed on the Task Player.

Step 3

Click on Start to open the task.

Step 4

Hit the Immersive Reader button to start using the tool.

Step 5

Clicking the Play button will start the audio for the text.

Step 6

You can click on the Voice Settings button to change the voice speed by dragging the slider or choose the voice of the speaker.

Step 7

You can choose your text preferences by clicking on the Text Preferences button.

Change the text size by dragging the slider, choose the font by clicking on the font style and theme by clicking on the appropriate colour.

Step 8

Choose your grammar options by clicking the Grammar Options button.

You can highlight the syllables as well as the parts of speech by using different colours. 

Step 9

Clicking on the Reading Preferences button will allow you to change the line focus, show a picture dictionary for a specific word clicked or translate the word clicked (or the entire document) to the chosen language.

Step 10

Finally, you can also click on the Full Screen button to enter full screen mode.

We hope the Immersive Reader tool is helpful when you're teaching on Ellii! Please contact us if you have any difficulties, questions, or feedback.

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