Disclosure: I received this complementary product through the Homeschool Review Crew
When homeschooling curriculum began to be available as digital and as online programs, I was really not a fan. I mean, I much preferred to use physical copies of everything. I think that maybe it was because that was all I had known for pretty much ever. Digital and online curricula has really grown on me over the past few years, though! LightSail for Homeschoolers is really showing the advantages of an online curriculum. I mean, how expensive would it be to have a library of over 12,000 books, 51,000+ encyclopedia articles, 150+ unit studies, and so much more than I could realistically decribe to you in one review!
We are focusing more on reading and vocabulary at this time. With Cloze activities, the student fills in missing words. They also answer multiple choice questions. There are also Power Texts. You, as the parent, can assign how often you expect your children to do them. Power Texts are selected books at your child/children’s reading level. They help your child really improve his/her reading skills.
This is my parent dashboard:
Here, you can set up the children who will be using LightSail for Homeschoolers. You can assign specific things, such as number of pages to be read per week, how often they must do a Power Text, Unit Studies, and more!
Here is the opening dashboard for one of my boys:
This is where he will see a book that he is currently reading, how many pages per week he is supposed to read, and more. This picture was early on in our review period.
One thing we really like is the extensive library, which is mentioned early in this review.
There is so much here! As you can see, there are specific catagories, but when you click on one, it opens up to tons more! For example, books!
The picture above is only a tiny portion of the many, many books available to read! This picture shows browsing by subject, which we like, but you can also browse by author.
One of the other topics from the main library page is Unit Studies. I love them, but one of my boys is not a fan at all. 😦
Here are just a portion of the unit studies available!
Over all, we like LightSail for Homeschoolers. The only thing we didn’t like was that it didn’t work as well as we expected on my children’s Chrome Books. This meant they both have to use my Laptop, though I didn’t mind if I wasn’t needing to use it. With the Chrome books though, they could both work at the same time, plus keeping my Laptop free.
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