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IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS WITH LIGHTSAIL

See how LightSail takes a multi-faceted approach to writing that provides unlimited inspiration and scaffolded support every step of the way.

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Try our Informal Writing Workshop

Fun, gamified prompts teach through real-life writing encounters. Children spin the wheel and then respond to a grade-appropriate writing scenario, like creating a mock social media post, composing a thoughtful Tweet on a current event, or completing a hashtag challenge.

Try an Informal Writing Workshop yourself to see how children will experience writing in an organic and relatable way.

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Vida's Corner

Lead Homeschool Evangelist

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

Age Range

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

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.

15-Day Lexile Cycle

Every 15 days, LightSail automatically updates your child’s Lexile score, allowing every feature to be tailored precisely to their reading level.

Your Data

Unprecedented data feedback presented in an easy to understand format empowers both parents and children to harness the power of data.

Power Texts & Zone of Proximal Development

Every 15 days, LightSail automatically updates your child’s Lexile score, allowing every feature to be tailored precisely to their reading level.

Reading Comprehension

Never wonder again whether your child is absorbing what they’re reading. Built-in comprehension assessments provide real-time feedback as they read.

Social Media

Parents and children can share achievements to popular social media platforms.

Reading Incentives

Come see how we incentify reading with the clever use of badges, gift rewards, motivational messages, and more.

Parental Controls

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

Offline Reading

Every 15 days, LightSail automatically updates your child’s Lexile score, allowing every feature to be tailored precisely to their reading level.

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Gamification!

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

Meet the educators who contributed to our writing modules.

LightSail Foundation | Our Pledge

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For every LightSail subscription you purchase for your family . . .

Donate one

. . . the LightSail Foundation will match it and donate a subscription to the charity you select.

Our Pledge

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.

Why Powerhouse Homeschoolers Love LightSail

Rock star homeschoolers with kids of all ages, reading levels, and learning styles love LightSail.
Read our independent reviews.

We're here to help!

Find answers to frequently asked questions or contact us for more support.

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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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