Kahoot!, the wildly popular game/testing tool (you can read here about how Carol Salva uses it with English Language Learners), has just purchased a Scandinavian web tool that “gamifies” learning to read and is planning to launch an English version in June.
It’s called Poio .
Based on the announcement, it’s not quite clear to me if it will be free or payment will be required. I assume that some features will be free and more “premium” benefits available with a purchase.
Here’s a short video they published showing how it will work:
Assuming a fair number of its features are available for free, I suspect I’ll be adding it to The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers.