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

How do Lexile and Fountas & Pinnell compare

As you dive deeper into understanding reading systems that will help your child improve their literacy skills, Lexile scores as well as Fountas & Pinnell […]

What is Orthographic Processing?

And What Does it Have to Do with Dyslexia? Orthographic processing has to do with instant word recognition.  It allows us to look at a […]

What Is Developmental Dyslexia?

Is it just dyslexia? Dyslexia is a language-based disorder affecting reading.  The underlying cause of dyslexia is a weakness that lies in the phonological part […]

Use LightSail for Research-Based Strategies to Encourage Struggling Readers

Students that are initially struggling with reading will often quit trying to improve because of the constant frustration they are facing. It can be difficult […]

Using LightSail to Help Students Set Strong Reading Goals

Children, just like adults, should always have goals set in place that will make them work hard as they try their best in achieving them. […]

Research-Based Reading Interventions that Work!

It is quite common for educators, especially those that work with younger students, to encounter children that are struggling with their reading skills. Most of […]

Teaching Students on How to Read Nonfiction

Children usually first get introduced to fictional stories and tales when learning to read. Every now and then, they may encounter a short book about […]

Sight Words All 3rd Grade Students Need to Know

A student that is well educated in sight words will have a much easier time not only reading any type of text, but also with […]

How to Excite and Inspire Young Readers

Research has shown that young readers generally perform much better in school throughout their education. The key is to get young students excited about reading. […]

Reading Tips to Share with the Whole Classroom

As certified Reading Specialists will attest to, there are countless reading tips that educators can share with all of their students. The students don’t have […]

How to Excite Middle School Students into Becoming Readers

Middle school students are often tough to motivate. There is something about becoming a teenager with all of the hormones kicking in that makes them […]

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 […]

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