The Technical Stuff
Comprehensive Reading Practice
Based on scientific research, designed to build word recognition, improve vocabulary, and to teach your child how to read fluently.
Used by thousands of students in K-12 US public schools, the innovative BrightFish reading platform is now being offered to home users worldwide. BrightFish Reading offers kids grade-level reading opportunities above and beyond what they can experience in their limited classroom time. It can be used at any time, on any device, giving your child frequent exposure to text and the structured practice they need to build their reading skills and confidence.
Our Process - grounded in research
The goal of BrightFish is to have students reading text at or above their grade level. Students start by working on word recognition fluency with simple 1 and 2 letter words from the text, then move up to longer words and then phrases. The BrightFish system measures their accuracy and speed for both visual match and auditory match activities in order to determine whether the skill has become automatic. It then unlocks the next level until all of the words are mastered. Once automatic word recognition is developed, students work on key vocabulary knowledge and then move into more complex comprehension and critical thinking activities.
This sequential, structured process is how we break any story down into smaller chunks so that the text is meaningful and accessible.
Who Uses BrightFish?
Everyone can benefit from daily reading practice
Every day, thousands of students use BrightFish to improve their Reading.
Are you a parent looking for regular, engaging reading practice for your child?
Are you an English Language Learner looking to improve your reading?
Are you a teacher with students reading at or behind grade level?
Do you want to accelerate your reading to another level?
BrightFish Reading is for you!
2018-2019 BrightFish Rising Star
Jarred W is my nomination for “Rising Star” in BrightFish. Jarred is a grade 9 student who tested at a grade 4 reading level. For the school year 2018/18, he completed 67 stories all the way up to grade 10. He also increased 17% from his pretest to his mid-test. Not only has he achieved milestones in reading, he is an absolute joy to teach.
Jarred writes in his reflection that “BrightFish inspires me to read. Reading makes me a better person. Some of the stories have taught me information that I did not know, and it has increased my vocabulary a lot. I would like to thank the people who created the program. My year has been pretty great and fun!”
– Gail P, Middle School Teacher
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Why BrightFish Works?
Built By Teachers
Our activities and comprehension questions and audio were painstakingly created by classroom teachers with individual feedback for each incorrect response.
Each comprehension and vocabulary activity is mapped to US Common Core Standards to ensure students are working on the latest English Language Standards taught in schools.
Students choose from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction passages. All BrightFish stories aligned to internationally recognized Lexile® standards to ensure they are written at the student’s reading grade level. This is critical for understanding and comprehension.
Yes, we are serious about reading!
Give Your Child The Tools To Succeed
BrightFish partners with classroom experts to increase reading results by up to 34%
BrightFish is designed to make grade-level content more accessible. Children are able to master reading in no time!
Success in Schools
Find out how Escambia schools raised reading scores by 30% with BrightFish!
See how Alexander Graham Bell Public School used BrightFish to improve Reading scores and student engagement in just 12 weeks!
See why schools love and trust BrightFish