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Reading Progress is an amazing digital tool that can used by students to practice and improve reading fluency. As part of Class Teams assignments, Reading Progress has been growing and developing into a robust tool that can also check for comprehension and reading expression. One of the challenges with using Reading Progress in the classroom has been the background noise that can occur within a student’s reading recording.

To address this, Microsoft has added in a background noise suppression tool. In addition to this exciting new feature, they have added the ability to turn off the auto-detect review tool and …

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Microsoft has made significant progress in the field of education and literacy with its immersive reader tool. This powerful tool helps students of all ages and skill levels to improve their reading, whether they have learning disabilities or simply need extra assistance with reading comprehension. Immersive reader has been integrated into many Microsoft products, including Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams, Flipgrid, and Edge.

Since its initial launch, Microsoft has continued to improve and expand the immersive reader tool. In 2021, the company introduced a new feature in Teams Assignments called Reading Progress, which is designed to help teachers track their students’ reading …

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More great updates to Microsoft Class Teams – Yeah! These new updates include a new Insights layout, Reading Progress phonics assignments, and a ton of updates to the Reflect app, including check-in ideas, simplified emotions, read aloud, breathing exercises, and more.

Want to learn more and see how they work? You’re in luck. Microsoft’s own Mike Tholfsen has made a great video for us to learn from. Check it out below…

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Reading Progress Results

Great news! We now have a support page dedicated to Reading Progress tutorials and resources. Reading Progress is a feature that is integrated into Class Teams assignments and provides an opportunity for students to practice and refine their reading fluency. Teachers can leverage Reading Progress to track students reading fluency and accuracy over time in support of student growth, goals and social emotional needs. Reading Progress is appropriate for Early Learners, English Learners, or any student looking to improve their reading fluency. 

Check out our new support page here.

Take a look at what teachers in FUSD are saying about Reading Progress:

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assignment notifications

More new features in Teams Assignments! Wow, the hits just keep on coming. Here is a quick summary of these new features:

Turn in an assignment on behalf of a studentNotifications for late assignmentsMinimize speed grader to maximize student work viewAssignment notification controlsMobile app video recording for studentsMobile app rubric creatorCreate a challenge assignment in Reading Progressand more

Wondering how to use these? Microsoft’s very own Mike Tholfsen has created a quick video tutorial on how to use all of these new features. Take a look…

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