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Lightsail Announces Free Digital Book Library

LightSail has announced the addition of a free Starter Library for all customers.
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LightSail has announced the addition of a free Starter Library for all customers. The Starter Library includes 200 texts spanning elementary, middle, and high school reading levels, and will grow to 350 texts by March, 2015.

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Each free text in the Starter Library comes with multiple-measure assessments which are embedded into the text, and completed as students read.

Sample titles in LightSail’s Starter Library include:

– LightSail Classics: “The Goose-Girl” (380L, J. &W. Grimm), “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” (660L, B. Potter), “The Call of the Wild” (990L, J. London), “The Little Mermaid” (1060L, H.C. Andersen), “Romeo and Juliet” (1260L, W. Shakespeare)

– Poems: “O Captain! My Captain!” (690L, W. Whitman), “The Road Not Taken” (710L, R. Frost), “When the Teacher Gets Cross” (980L, unknown), “Paul Revere's Ride” (1320L, H. W. Longfellow), “The Iliad” (1330L, Homer)

– Informational Texts: “Biggest, Baddest, Book of Dinosaurs” (460L, A. Hanson), “Cal Ripken Jr.” (950L, M. Doeden), “Apple: Company and Its Visionary Founder, Steve Jobs” (1200L, M. Lusted), “Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave” (1170L, O. Gilbert), “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” (1370L, B. Franklin) 

LightSail was named "Best Ed Tech of 2014" by Common Sense Media.



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