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100K+ Resources Grouped by
Genres, Authors, & More!

Thousands of Educational Videos

Personalized to Your Child’s
Independent Reading Level

Four Pillars of Literacy

Reading

Our library is filled with thousands of books leveled and curated into collections and genres!

  • Integrated reading comprehension questions
  • Ability to set daily reading goals
  • Book Clubs
Reading
Reading Reading

Reading

Our library is filled with thousands of books leveled and curated into collections and genres!

  • Integrated reading comprehension questions
  • Ability to set daily reading goals
  • Book Clubs

Writing

Fun and meaningful writing opportunities connected to texts!

  • Author a book
  • Keep a journal
  • Writing genres that align to school standards
Writing
Writing Writing

Writing

Fun and meaningful writing opportunities connected to texts!

  • Author a book
  • Keep a journal
  • Writing genres that align to school standards

Vocabulary

Enhance vocabulary and spelling development!

  • Practice spelling and vocabulary
  • Interactive practice
  • Authentic integration
Vocabulary
Vocabulary Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Enhance vocabulary and spelling development!

  • Practice spelling and vocabulary
  • Interactive practice
  • Authentic integration

Fluency

Practice reading fluency!

  • Improve reading accuracy
  • Listen to read alouds and follow along
  • Story narration
Fluency
Fluency Fluency

Fluency

Practice reading fluency!

  • Improve reading accuracy
  • Listen to read alouds and follow along
  • Story narration

Personalize Your Child's Reading Experience

Moveable reading guide

Integrated and automatic understanding checks

Options to increase focus on text

Syllable division for easier decoding

Integrated vocabulary support and acquisition

Perfect for children with Dyslexia or ADHD/ADD

WHY PARENTS LOVE

Jenae, Mom of 1

“My daughter is dyslexic and we struggle to do any reading. With Power Texts and Word-by-Word Audiobooks, she can follow along with the words visually while hearing it read aloud. Total gamechanger!“

- Jenae, Mom of 1

Madeline, mom of 5

“It manages everything! My complete Language Arts curriculum is here, taking the pressure off of me to plan the details.“

- Madeline, mom of 5

Ross, dad of 3

“The ChildSafe Content Controls give me peace of mind. No other website allows parents to guide what their child sees and reads like LightSail!“

- Ross, dad of 3

WHY KIDS LOVE

Ross, dad of 3

Become an Author helps me write my own books and share them with my family!

I can use videos and pictures and research on LightSail. It’s so cool!“

- Mateo, 9 years old

Ross, dad of 3

“I love space, and, on LightSail, I can read about astronauts, watch videos on space vehicles, write a letter to NASA, and even Livestream astronauts repairing a ship!“

- Maisie, 12 years old

Ross, dad of 3

“Earning badges is the best! I’m working on a Reading Badge now, and I like to see what my brother earns, too!“

- Aya, 6 years old

More Books, Audiobooks, and Multimedia Resources than Any Other Platform!

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

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How do I know what books are right for my child?

LightSail takes the guesswork out of choosing books for your child by tailoring each child’s library to their precise reading level.

By honing in on a child’s precise Lexile reading score, LightSail can match them with books that are at that “just-right” level to promote optimal reading progress.

And because LightSail contains such a wide-ranging array of content, there is always a vast selection of books for any topic or interest.

What ages/grades is LightSail for?

LightSail’s Premium and Standard subscriptions are designed for children in grades 3 through 12 (ages 8-18).

We also have a World Book Kids subscription for grades 1 through 2 (ages 5-7) and a World Book Early Learners subscription for PreK through K (ages 2-5).

Is LightSail different from an Amazon Kindle or other e-readers?

Unlike static e-readers, LightSail doesn’t just offer children books.

Every book and article in LightSail contains 6 layers of added features that let your child experience books.

By adapting to a child’s precise reading ability, offering them content that is at that “just-right” reading level to promote literacy growth, and providing a fully customizable, rewarding reading experience, LightSail unlocks the magic of reading in ways no physical book or static e-reader can.

What types of parental control do I have over my child’s activity and content?

In short, complete control.

LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features that govern every aspect of the platform from video viewing, to chats, to what content can be seen and accessed.

Additionally, LightSail’s revolutionary ChildSafe Content Controls lets parents screen and block content according to dozens of nuanced subcategories based on maturity factors, family values, and religious topics.

How can I make reading fun for my child?

LightSail incorporates gamification features into every aspect of the platform, especially reading!

By integrating badges, goals and milestones, social sharing options, motivational messages, and the ability for parents to add customizable gift rewards, LightSail incentivizes reading, writing, and learning just like kids’ favorite games.

Parental Controls

Parental Controls allows you to relax while your child is in LightSail. You have complete oversight of all of your child's activities. The ChildSafe matrix lets you control the content your child is allowed to read. You will be guided through the Parental Controls set up, so you never have to worry about whether a book is not appropriate for your child.

About Us

We are LightSail for Reading at Home-a literacy and language arts platform adapted from LightSail Education. LightSail Education has been working to advance literacy skills in K-12 schools since 2012.

Gamification

LightSail has built gamification into every step of your child’s journey. They can set goals, earn badges, use social sharing, and gift rewards. These practices make learning in LightSail fun and rewarding. Your child will be encouraged and excited to read.

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

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

Here a child can view open Book/Article chats

article

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

article

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

article

Here a child can view all Syllables found on this page

article

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

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

Here a child can view open Book/Article chats

article

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

article

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

article

Here a child can view all Syllables found on this page

article

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

article

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

article

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

article

Here a child can view all Syllables found on this page

article

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

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