You know the Chuck Norris joke about how one time Chuck Norris and Mr. T walked into a bar? The bar was instantly destroyed, as that level of awesome cannot be contained in one building. Yeah, that’s why Immersive Reader has to have tabs. Immersive Reader is so cool, it takes 3 tabs to contain all of the awesomeness.
Welcome to Day 13 of 365 Ideas for Office 365. So far we have looked at some powerful uses of PowerPoint, covered some basics of the drawing tab in OneNote, and zoomed in on the Immersive Reader tools that initially appeared in OneNote and have since spread throughout Microsoft Office and O365.
Last time we looked into the Text Preferences tab. Today we will consider the Grammar Tools tab. Unlike the Text Preferences and Line Focus tabs it is sandwiched between, the Grammar Tools are not a collection of a variety of different tools, but just one thorough treatment of parts of speech, with syllabication thrown in for good measure.
The video/GIF below shows some of my previous blog in the OneNote app. (I do all my writing, and collect images and videos in OneNote before transferring them to the blog. I call it staging in OneNote.)
Accessing the Grammar Options tab in OneNote’s Immersive Reader
Just click on the View tab and then Immersive Reader.
The Grammar Options tab is the middle tab, as you can see when you hover your cursor over it.
As you can see, the first thing you can do is turn on Syllabication, which breaks all the word down by syllable, which of course is helpful for decoding.
Parts of Speech
Everything else in this tab is for parts of speech. You can turn on color-coding for one, two, three or all four of the following parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. You also have the ability to customize what color each is written in. That helps me out a lot. Since I’m color-blind, I can choose colors I can tell apart. Of course I’d also flip the switch at the bottom that labels any of the parts of speech that you turn on color-coding for.
How ill your students use the grammar tools? Check back tomorrow for Immersive Reader’s Line Focus tab, which has more than just line focus tools.
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