Speed Read is a new text activity.
It's a great way of helping students to memorize a text, and of getting them reading and understanding quickly and accurately.
It's simple: students have 3 "lives". The timer runs across the screen while the students decides the next correct part of the text. If they get it wrong, they lose a chunk of time. If the time runs out, they lose a life. Once all 3 lives are lost, the game is over.
The info at the bottom left of the screen indicates the overall score plus the number of times the complete text has been read.
The challenge is to get a high score, by reading the text several times. (The timer gets faster with each re-read!)
The text chunks alternate between 3-word chunks and 2-word chunks with each re-read.
Here's an embedded example: