Mattel Aquarius

Read It
Read It - Mattel Aquarius Game
Publisher:Dick Smith Electronics
Developers:Dubois and McNamara

Read It

The Game

READ-IT by Dick Smith Electronics is a reading aid program for the AQUARIUS HOME COMPUTER and requires a 16K RAM PACK.

READ IT is designed to be used along with the help of a competent reader. READ-IT has a list of 40 words already in its memory when it loads into the computer but the user can create, save to tape, and later load back from tape his own lists of words. The only requirements of a list is that no word can be longer then 18 characters and that it must contain 40 words. Lists created with READ-IT can be read by its sister program SPELL-IT.

The student works on 8 words within the main list. These can be selected by the student or by random Once a subset of 8 words are selected the program will only use those words until another selection is made.

In the READING PRACTICE mode each word is presented to the student, one at a time, and the teacher will either mark the word right <R> or wrong <W>. When the 8 words are finished the student will be given the option to redo all the words or redo just the words that were incorrect.

In the FAST READING mode the words are flashed at the student one at a time with a specific time between each word. The teacher decides whether the student was able to read all the words correctly in the given time. The time period between each word can be set by the student. (.3 secs to 7 secs)