Flocabulary's Integration with Microsoft's Immersive Reader


Flocabulary users have access to our integration with Microsoft’s Immersive Reader. Microsoft’s Immersive Reader offers students powerful tools to support their reading needs. With this integration, your students can:

  • Have text read aloud to them and adjust the speed of the voice
  • Adjust text size, font, and color
  • Label the parts of speech
  • Translate words in a text or an entire block of text
  • View image references for words
  • And more!

Microsoft’s Immersive Reader is currently available on the digital version of the lyrics, each Vocab Card, Read & Respond, Vocab Game, Quiz, Lyric Lab and Break It Down* activities. 

*Note:  Break It Down is available to teachers with a school or district Flocabulary Plus license only. To learn more about our license types, click HERE

In this article you will learn:

How Microsoft Immersive Reader Works

When Immersive Reader is enabled you will see a speech icon at the top of the digital version of the lyrics document, on the top right corner on the front and back of each Vocab Card, and above each Read & Respond, Quiz, Vocab Game and Break It Down question. In Lyric Lab, Immersive Reader is available on the instructions, vocabulary wordbank and rhyming word suggestions. Click the icon, and you will see the question text in Immersive Reader mode. Click play, and the text will be read aloud. 

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 Using the panel on the right, you can adjust elements like the text size, font, background color and line spacing. You can also translate the text into languages other than English, label the parts of speech, and view image references for words! 


To answer the Read & Respond, Quiz, Vocab Game or Break It Down question after having it read aloud, exit Immersive Reader mode.

Enabling Microsoft’s Immersive Reader in Your Teacher Account

You can enable this feature for your own account by going to My Profile, scrolling down to the bottom, and selecting “enabled” for Microsoft’s Immersive Reader. Then click “Update Profile.” You will then see the Immersive Reader icon on the applicable activities. 



Enabling Microsoft’s Immersive Reader for Students

You can enable Microsoft’s Immersive Reader when first creating a class on Flocabulary by clicking “select students” under Immersive Reader and then “All Students.” This will set Immersive Reader to default to on for all students when they join the class.


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To enable Microsoft’s Immersive Reader for a class that already contains students, go to My Classes, click into the class, and click the Manage Class tab. Click “Edit” under Class Settings, and click “Select Students” under Immersive Reader. Select the student(s) you would like to enable Immersive Reader for, or “All Students” if you’d like to turn it on for the whole class. Then save your selection.

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You can also change this setting by clicking “Students” within a class and then clicking the pencil icon next to the Immersive Reader column.

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As well as by clicking “Edit Settings” on the class cards in My Classes.

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If you enable Immersive Reader for all students, any new students who join the class will also get Immersive Reader turned on. If Immersive Reader is turned off for all students, any new students will not have it turned on either. 

You can see whether Immersive Reader is on for the whole class, off for the whole class, or on for some students in the class in the Manage Class section, as well as on the class card.

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When Immersive Reader is enabled for a student, they will see the Immersive Reader icon on the lyrics, on each Vocab Card, Vocab Game, Read & Respond, Quiz and Break It Down questions and in Lyric Lab.



When a student is in one class where Immersive Reader is enabled for them, Immersive Reader will remain enabled for that student. They’ll be able to use it for all classes’ assignments. 

They’ll be able to use it for assignments for all classes, as well as when browsing the website independently.

You can see whether Immersive Reader is on or off for a given student in the Students tab within a class.




Please note that any images in Vocab Cards, Read & Respond, Quiz, Vocab Game, and Break It Down questions will not be shown in Immersive Reader mode at this time. Additionally, special math characters like fractions, square roots and exponents may look and be read inaccurately. 



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