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WRITING SKILLS WITH LIGHTSAIL

See how LightSail takes a multi-faceted approach to writing that provides unlimited inspiration and 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.

Press on the wheel to start!

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Struggling Reader Corner

Message about struggling writers and a tip to help them that relates to LightSail content.

Learn how LightSail’s library and writing assignments are tailored to your child’s reading level

Incentives

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

Reviewing Writing

Take the mystery out of how your child is doing. LightSail provides automated grading for many assessments, pre-made rubrics for assessing writing, and a how- to video on assessing writing with tips from highly experienced teachers.

Parental Controls

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

Social Media

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

Why Children Love LightSail

Come see what parents of struggling readers have to say about LightSail.

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Learn how LightSail uses

Gamification!

Motivate struggling readers with fun challenges and rewards!

Parent Support

You are not alone in this.

Chat with Support or call

+1 607-341-7726

You can also email us at

[email protected]

Meet the educators who contributed to our modules.

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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.

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.

About Us

We are LightSail for struggling readers - a complete language arts platform built on the shoulders of LightSail Education, advancing the literacy skills of struggling readers through individualized, evidence-based strategies and content.

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