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IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY WITH LIGHTSAIL!

See how LightSail takes a spiral approach to teaching vocabulary that is both immersive and individualized.

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Try Spelling Bee!

Spelling Bees in LightSail build phonemic awareness and vocabulary skills while providing a child with words at their precise Lexile level and constantly adjusting as they progress.

Parents can create and assign their own Spelling Bees to their child from LightSail's pre-made word lists or any words they choose. They can also have LightSail offer their child a Spelling Bee automatically whenever they finish reading a book.

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Features that make us great!

From parental controls to one-of-a-kind tools for struggling readers, come see the more than 100 features that make LightSail a complete language arts solution.

Vida's Corner

Homeschooling Team Leader

Learn how LightSail’s library is tailored to your child’s reading level!

Our Approach

Our Approach

LightSail offers a wide range of writing modules to guide children, step by step, through different types of writing scenarios, all tailored specifically to a child’s ability and interests.

Grading

Grading

Take the mystery and headache out of grading. LightSail provides automated grading for many assessments, pre-made grading rubrics, and grading guidance and samples from highly experienced teachers.

Social Media

Social Media

In this digitally connected world, children love the motivation and encouragement they get from letting their friends and family celebrate their accomplishments and cheer on their progress.

Assignment Module

Assignment Module

A comprehensive assignment module covering our four pillars of literacy: reading, writing, vocabulary, and fluency.

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Gamification

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

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Read 30 Minutes a Day, 5 Days a Week for 3 months, and we GUARANTEE your child's Independent Reading Level will improve - or your money back!*

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How many parent accounts are included with a child's license?

Every family account includes two 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 Secular families. A parent can choose to allow or hide faith-based content including Unit Studies. LightSail has created hundreds of faith-based Unit Studies, Bookmarks, Quotations, and Memory Modules.

If I want to purchase a book with your Premium Books Shop, do I have to buy a copy for each license I purchased?

No, when you purchase a book using our Premium Books Shop, you only need to purchase one 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.

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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.

Gamification

Fun built into every aspect of LightSail’s platform encourages kids on every step of their learning journey. Badges, Social Sharing, and Gift Rewards are all within the Parental Controls!

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