What if your students read 30 minutes a day
in their just right zone?

Hauppauge Public Schools

In Hauppauge, NY, LightSail is creating excitement around reading in the district’s three elementary schools and motivating students to read more than ever before. Learn from administrators, students, and teachers how LightSail is providing teachers with new insights and impacting students’ reading behavior and achievement. 


Teachers at KIPP DC Preparatory Academy in Washington, D.C., say that LightSail has changed the game for independent reading at the high school level. Students say LightSail has the books that they want to read — even outside of school —  keeps them on track to keep growing as readers. 

Butterfield Trail Middle School

Teachers and administrators at Butterfield Trail Middle School in Van Buren, Arkansas, live out the school’s motto, “ignite a passion for learning,” in their classrooms each day. These educators are using LightSail to help their students to fall in love with reading – and it shows! Hundreds of students are logging in and reading an average of 25+ minutes every day. 

Endeavor High School

This Texas high school has embraced LightSail to nurture a love of reading in its unique student population. Endeavor’s passionate teachers are finding new ways to integrate LightSail into curriculum, with texts that appeal to their students and interactive discussion tools to keep everyone engaged.

LightSail Resources
Why 30 Minutes? Research Behind Our Recommended Daily Reading Time
LightSail in a Balanced Literacy Framework
Independent Research Study: LightSail Reverses Summer Slide 2015
LightSail Assessment Components (MetaMetrics Integration)
Reversing Summer Slide in an Urban School District 2014
What’s Happening at LightSail
Launch with LightSail 4.3!

LightSail’s product team strives to create an intuitive and delightful experience to engage students and support teachers. We are committed to creating an app which allows every user to discover the joy of reading. Kick off the new school year with a new version of LightSail! Version 4.3 includes a new Series Shelf, enhanced Teacher […]

EDTECH DIGEST: Everyday adventures of a PD coach

EdTech Digest recently published an article by LightSail’s Managing Director of Academics, Christina Magee, about a day in the life of a professional development coach. The piece walks through a typical day for LightSail coaches as they support schools through customized PD and, along the way, build relationships with students and teachers across the country. Read the […]

Check It Out: Summer Fun Reads

The Check It Out series highlights the most popular texts on LightSail, around a specific monthly theme or topic, based on our user data. Every month we’ll share which books LightSail readers can’t stop checking out. These insights help us curate book lists for our schools that we know will keep students engaged and growing. […]

The Science Behind Lightsail

Learn about the research basis behind LightSail in this white paper created by MetaMetrics, a leading educational research organization, recognized worldwide for its distinct value in differentiating instruction and personalizing learning.