What if your students read 30 minutes a day
in their just right zone?

LightSail at 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. 

LightSail at KIPP DC

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. 

LightSail at Prairie Trail School

Students at this Apple Distinguished elementary school in Gurnee School District 56 are encouraged to take ownership over their learning – and it shows. Teachers at Prairie Trail foster a true 21st century learning environment and embrace student choice through station rotations and project-based learning. Technologies like LightSail are infused throughout the culture, providing new opportunities for students to grow. 

LightSail at M.S. 57

Educators at M.S. 57 have seen engagement around reading skyrocket since the school began using LightSail in 2015. Teachers noticed students reading on their iPads in the cafeteria, on the bus, and even walking down the hall. Learn how access to books created a thriving reading community in this Brooklyn school. 

LightSail at 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
Indian Land Middle School wins LightSail Launch Challenge

The Lancaster News reported that Indian Land Middle School won first place in the LightSail Launch Challenge, with students reading 177,442 minutes on LightSail over the four-week contest. ILMS had nearly 1,000 students participate in the challenge, which took place during the entire month of October, and the school won $3,000 worth of premium e-books from […]

THE LANCASTER NEWS: ILMS wins U.S. reading contest, logs 177,442 minutes in October

The Lancaster News reported that Indian Land Middle School won first place in the LightSail Launch Challenge, with students reading 177,442 minutes on LightSail over the four-week contest. ILMS had nearly 1,000 students participate in the challenge, which took place during the entire month of October, and the school won $3,000 worth of premium e-books from […]

LightSail Announces Winners of Fall 2017 Reading Challenge

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2017 LightSail Announces Winners of Fall 2017 Reading Challenge Nationwide, Students Devour 311,101 Books, Spend 5.1 Million Minutes Reading during October. Schools from South Carolina and New York Earn Top Spots. (New York, NY – November 6, 2017) – LightSail Education today announced the winners of the 2017 LightSail Launch Challenge, […]

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.