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
Ready, Set, Read! Students Head Back to School with Personalized Literacy Technology in the Classroom

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017 Ready, Set, Read! Students Head Back to School with Personalized Literacy Technology in the Classroom LightSail Education bolsters library with more diverse books on its digital literacy platform (NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 30, 2017) –  As the 2017-18 school year begins, more students than ever will be using digital […]

Featured Teacher: Christian Reed, Los Angeles Unified School District

Christian Reed is a 5th grade teacher at Figueroa Street Elementary in Los Angeles, California. He started piloting LightSail back in 2015 for use during the independent reading period. Over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, Reed’s class read for over 55,000 minutes and completed over 1,000 books. These students grew, on average, over […]

ZANESVILLE TIMES RECORDER: Dollar General Grant Helps Local Students Read

The Zanesville Times Recorder published a story on the collaboration between the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville City Schools, and LightSail, to help accelerate literacy development among elementary students at John McIntire Elementary School. Through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the library was able to purchase iPads, […]

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.