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We provide a wealth of captivating content at just the right reading level by using adaptive technology to help children access the text, creating a fun, interactive reading experience. LightSail helps children experience the magic of reading like no book or static e-reader can.

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Our approach to writing combines features for teaching mechanics with modules that guide children, step by step, through different types of composition. We incorporate our extensive book and multimedia library to foster creativity and provide unlimited inspiration.

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We take a spiral approach to vocabulary by presenting children with new words in a variety of contexts over time. Additionally, the words chosen for your child are personalized to their individual Lexile® level, which automatically adjusts as they learn.

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Measuring your child’s fluency is critical to having a complete picture of their literacy skills. LightSail’s fluency features give you objective ways of measuring, practicing, and tracking your child’s fluency skills and development.

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LightSail is Lexile® Driven

A scientifically validated metric for matching children with the perfect books to promote reading progress.

Welcome to Our Multimedia Library

Explore LightSail’s vast array of books from the world’s top publishers, including homeschooling favorites from Lerner Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, and many others. LightSail also brings you popular LightSail Classics, a curated collection of classic titles homeschoolers have treasured for generations.

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The World Book Encyclopedia 2021 (digital)

 Retail: $999 

22 volumes
14,000+ pages
+100 years of history

THE ENTIRE

50K+ Articles
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10K+ biographies

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The World Book Encyclopedia

Children will find over 50,000 World Book Encyclopedia articles that are linked to related content to encourage further learning and exploration.

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Motivate children to read and write by incorporating fun challenges and rewards.

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Embedded fill-in-the-blanks questions to check comprehension, a built-in dictionary, and an integrated reading journal are just few of the things that make every LightSail book different.

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LightSail Classics

When you read the classics, you’re reading books that have had a privotal role in shaping the way we read and write today. Books aren’t written or read in a vacuum. They’re woven by writers and consumed by readers with the influence of centuries of writing behind them.

Our books feature more than 40,000 curriculum-aligned questions and answers developed by experienced teachers and curriculum experts.

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Sports Stars with LightSail included in your subscription

Lerner Sports is perfect for children in grades 2-5 who are developing research skills or looking for exciting sports content.

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We guarantee that if your child reads on LightSail for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 90 days that their Lexile® level will improve. If it doesn’t, we will give you 100% of your money back.

The building blocks of LightSail

We are a Literacy Platform

Reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, fluency, and more. We are a complete literacy program

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Gamification

Earn badges and rewards, share achieveements, and more!

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Library

Expore our extensive library. Thousands of books from dozens of top publisers, including faith- based content.

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Assignment Module

Our comprehensive assignment module gives parents and children special features and support for all assignments.

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World Book

The encyclopedia families have trusted for decades at your childs fingertips.

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Lerner Sports

Lerner Sports explores the backgrounds, career-defining moments, andeveryday lives of popular athletes to helpchildren develop research skills and citation experience for reports, or for pleasure reading.

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Why Powerhouse Homeschoolers Love LightSail

Rock star homeschoolers with kids of all ages, reading levels, and learning styles love LightSail.
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How many parent accounts are included with a childs license?

Every family account includes 2 parent accounts

I am part of a homeschool group and we share teaching responsibilities. How can I access those accounts?

LightSail has created a Teacher/Coach role that can connect with multiple accounts. This is available as an add-on purchase. This account acts as additional parent with full teacher control to all connected accounts.

Is your platform only Faith-Based?

LightSail is available for both Faith-Based and Non Faith-Based families. A parent can choose to allow Faith-Based content or hide Faith-Based content including Library Collections and Lesson Plans. LightSail has created hundred of Faith-Based and non Faith-Based Library Collections, Bookmarks, Quotations, and Lesson Plans.

If I want to purchase a book with your E-Commerce store, do I have to buy a copy for each license I purchased?

No, when you purchase a book using our E-Commerce store you only need to purchase 1 copy for your entire family. Your purchase includes unlimited checkouts.

How does LightSail’s childsafe protection work?

At LightSail, a parent’s ability to oversee their child’s online experience and align it with their faith and values is of the utmost importance. To this end, LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features and never-before-seen ChildSafe Content Controls giving parents ultimate peace of mind.

These content controls contain dozens of nuanced subcategories for potentially objectionable material based on both maturity and religious factors. Then, it shows parents if a book contains a reference to any of those subcategories and allows them to block or allow single titles or entire subcategories for each child individually. Our ChildSafe Content Controls offer unprecedented insight into and control over the content your children consume without the need to read every book in advance.

  • Block or allow individual pieces of content.
  • Block or allow entire subcategories of content.
  • Require a child to request parental approval before opening entire subcategories of content.
  • Block, allow, or require requesting parental approval for all Classics library content.
  • Block or require requesting parental approval for all unrated content.

Click here to learn more about all of our parental controls.

Parental Controls

Complete oversight and control over all of your children’s content and activity.

About Us

We are LightSail for homeschoolers—a complete language arts platform built on the shoulders of LightSail Education, advancing the literacy skills of K-12 students in public, private, and charter schools since 2012.

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Here a child clicks to retake missed cloze assessments to work on their missed vocabulary

Chat Chat

Here a child can find all Book Chats, book club chats, clubhouse chats, and family chats

Badges Badges

Here a child clicks to view their earned badges and all badges they can earn

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A parent can set a rule to unlock a video after reading a set number of minutes

download

You can download current article just top this button

goals

Here your child can view their current reading goals

personalized

This button opens our Personalized Reader Feature to help struggling readers enjoy their reading

readAloud

Here a child can click to listen to the text read aloud

Select a Word
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Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Submit answer Return to text
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Here a child can view open Book/Article chats

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Here a child can create a Journal input and update existing Journal inputs

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Here a child can view all Parts of Speech (Verbs, Nouns etc) found on this page

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Here a child can change the font type, font size, download the article, and change the text to speech voice

Home Home

Here a child clicks to go back to their Dashboard

Library Library

Here a child clicks to view the Library

Word Work Word Work

Here a child clicks to retake missed cloze assessments to work on their missed vocabulary

Chat Chat

Here a child can find all Book Chats, book club chats, clubhouse chats, and family chats

Badges Badges

Here a child clicks to view their earned badges and all badges they can earn

More More

Here a child clicks to open their more menu

exit
time

A parent can set a rule to unlock a video after reading a set number of minutes

goals

Here your child can view their current reading goals

personalized

This button opens our Personalized Reader Feature to help struggling readers enjoy their reading

readAloud

Here a child can click to listen to the text read aloud

Select a Word
progress
Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Submit answer Return to text
article

Here a child can view open Book/Article chats

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Here a child can create a Journal input and update existing Journal inputs

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Here a child can view all Parts of Speech (Verbs, Nouns etc) found on this page

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Here a child can view all Syllables found on this page

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