KEY COMPONENTS OF THE LIGHTSAIL LITERACY SOLUTION

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Adaptive Lexile® Centric Reader
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Lexile® Aligned
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Literacy-in-a-box
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150+ Data Points in real-time
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Content builder
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Publishing partners
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Writing
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Oral fluency tool
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Personalized reader
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Video aligned to text
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Homework

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Adaptive Lexile Centric Reader

  • Every 15 days, LightSail assesses each student's reading level, expressed in a Lexile® value. Based on this, it automatically adapts the recommended books in the library to the students.
  • Continually improving performance, so that they can read books that are within their Zone of Proximal Development.
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Lexile Aligned

  • At the core of LightSail’s DNA is the Lexile® framework.
  • Lexile® is a highly respected, world recognized independent metric for measuring students’ reading ability, as well the com- plexity of any given book.
  • Students take a benchmark assessment before starting to read on the platform. The system automatically adapts book recom- mendation every 2 weeks based on Lexile progress monitoring.
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Literacy-in-a-Box

  • Even with no Internet or electricity, our literacy solution is fully operational in urban classrooms and rural environments. Be it inside urban classrooms or remote rural learning environments, LightSail is 100% functional.
  • -It’s called LightSail-In-A-Box.
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150+ Data points in real-time

  • LS is completely focused on demonstrating the performance improvement and ROI for schools, donors and foundations.
  • Data points are for both student and teacher performance at the class, grade, school, and regional / country level, based on security access levels.
  • Data points include minutes, words, pages, and books read, Lexile level and assessment scores.
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Content Builder

  • Import content from anywhere in seconds.
  • Import from websites, epubs, PDFs, and Google Docs.
  • Import any language.
  • Create questions instantly.
  • Align those questions to your reading standards.
  • Add comprehension cloze boxes to your imported text
  • Share with your district library and colleagues
  • Grade assignments using rubrics
  • Create site-level units that can be shared with peers and students.
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Publishing Partners

  • LightSail comes with over 6K books with embedded assessments
  • LightSail has close relationships with many of the world’s largest publishers, like PRH, Hachette, Macmillan & HarperCollins to name a few.
  • Our relationship with these publishers ALLOWS LightSail to have tens of thousands of titles on our platform.
  • LightSail's a custom eCommerce book solution allows schools to buy books in real-time while supporting all of our publisher’s licensing rules.
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Writing

  • Author your own book - LightSail wants to help budding young authors reach a wider audience by publishing books for their class, school, dis- trict or LightSail Universe.
  • Assign grades for student's writing using rubrics.
  • Comment and coach your student as they write their masterpeace.
  • Coming soon - Essay Writing.
  • Coach students how to compose their own texts, and rate their writing according to the Lexile® framework.
  • Students can collaborate and share their writing.
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Oral Fluency Tool

  • Create "read aloud", retelling, speaking, listening, and writing assignments.
  • Grade using a running record to calculate accurate WCPM (words correct per minute).
  • Use read aloud, retelling, verbal and short response writing rubrics
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Personalized reader

  • Over 21 tools to help your struggling reader find joy in reading the books every child wants to read.
  • Special tools geared towards children with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Visual Impairment, Cortical Visual Impairment, Reading Struggles, and Wandering Mind.
  • Tools include top and bottom shading, color controls, karaoke mode, and Text-to-Speech.
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Video aligned to text

  • We all know that students love to watch videos. But how to do it in a controlled environment with short 1-5 minute videos that are pedagogically relevant to what the students are reading right now?
  • Educators can control the video - to - reading minute ratio.
  • Videos aligned with books to encourage reading.
  • Coming soon
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Homework

  • LightSail has created an innovative homework tool for reading minutes and content.
  • No more, "my dog ate my homework!"
  • Easily assign one time and/or repetitive homework assignments to your students. Keep track of students homework and watch them shine!