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.
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.
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
-It’s called LightSail-In-A-Box.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oral Fluency Tool
Create "read aloud", retelling, speaking, listening, and writing
Grade using a running record to calculate accurate WCPM
(words correct per minute).
Use read aloud, retelling, verbal and short response writing
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.
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.
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!