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. 

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
Check It Out: A Little End of Year May-hem

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. […]

Featured Teachers: Prairie Trail School, Gurnee School District 56

Elementary school teachers Krista Wyman and Mary Lee Xenos met back in 1st grade, where they began a friendship that continued through college. After graduation, they both got jobs in Gurnee School District 56 – Wyman at the middle school and Xenos at Prairie Trail Elementary. When another position opened up in the elementary school, […]

Four Ways to Make the Most of Multi-User Texts on LightSail

Lauren Bochicchio Beaver is a LightSail Instructional Coach who expends her boundless energy in LightSail classrooms around the country — and spends her free time trying out new workout classes! As a teacher, she was just as enthusiastic and in 2013 her homeroom class became the first 6th grade team to ever win Spirit Day. She hasn’t […]

Transform how your students learn

Superintendent Neil O'Brien says LightSail has transformed how students learn and read at AA Gates Elementary. Learn from administrators, students, and teachers how LightSail is raising literacy achievement and creating a community of readers.

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.