LightSail Accelerates Student Literacy Development

The LightSail 'Literacy in Action' blog is written to provide useful insights for teachers to apply in their own ELA classrooms. Each post is written to be insightful, practical and most of all, based on what we know works from our experiences with tens of thousands of classrooms across the country. Trending topics include: Going Digital & Your Literacy Strategy, Engaged Students in Data Driven Classrooms and How Formative Assessments Can Guide Instruction. What do teachers have to say about LightSail? “LightSail has my students totally silent and engaged in their work. They love being able to choose any book they want to read from the amazing, data-driven personalized library.” “A fantastic tool to engage students in reading…The assessments built into the texts take away a lot of the guesswork that can go into literacy education.” “Super engaging and the kids really respond to seeing their Lexile levels go up as they answer questions correctly.” "Reading competency increases, writing skills are strengthened, and students feel successful. Wow! This is a win-win year in any classroom!”

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Posts by LightSail Accelerates Student Literacy Development

Easy Ways to Determine If a Book Is Too Difficult For a Student

Certified Reading Specialists must receive a Master’s in Education and pass a Reading Specialist exam to earn their credentials. Afterward, they are able to assist […]

6 Strategies For Turning Toddlers into Lifelong Learners

Developing a child’s literacy skills early will reap plenty of benefits later on throughout their lives. Reading is a skill that is needed in every […]

How to Make Students Future Authors

It can be difficult to motivate students that are generally not fond of writing. They can become tired of writing classroom essays that are only […]

How Reading and Writing Can Go Together

When teaching a child to read, all the focus generally is on identifying letters, phonics and decoding, and sight words. And for good reason. All […]

Options to Use For Teachers Other Than Tests and Quizzes

It takes a long time for things to change in education. When you think about it, we aren’t all that removed from the one-room schoolhouse […]

Ideas For Getting Students Excited About Writing Now

Unfortunately, in today’s world, many students’ idea of writing is sending out text messages. And if you have ever read their text messages, it might […]

The Perfect 5th Grade Summer Reading List

Summer often has a way of quickly disappearing on children, parents, and educators if an education plan is not put in place. The summer reading […]

6th Grade Summer Reading List

For students just entering junior high, it is definitely a time for change. The teenage years are fast approaching and if students aren’t careful, their […]

7th Grade Summer Reading List

Every educator would love to halt the summer learning slide dead in its tracks if possible. When students do not keep actively learning during those […]

8th Grade Summer Reading List

Students getting ready to enter high school are preparing for a brand new world in education. More will be expected from them than ever before. […]

Summer Creative Writing Strategies to Address Learning Loss

Summer learning loss happens when students are not actively reading nor learning during the summer months while they are off from school. How much the […]

Avoid the Summer Reading Slide: 12th Grade Summer Reading List

As high school juniors get ready to move on to their senior year and college is literally only a year away, this summer might be […]

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