BrightFish Reading

BrightFish Reading Student Experience

Struggling readers often lack the confidence, focus and motivation to be effective readers. Engaging students and making reading achievable – even enjoyable – are critical success factors in improving proficiency. 

BrightFish Reading uses a Mastery Learning method that combines text deconstruction and game theory to create a rewarding environment for students. In scaffolded activities, students “construct” high-interest text from words and phrases up to full passages to build fluency and text automaticity, vocabulary and higher-order comprehension skills. Using the BrightFish mastery system, students move from simply decoding text to comprehending it along their personal path to active reading.  

BrightFish Reading Teaching Tools

Monitoring student progress and providing targeted remediation are critical to making gains in reading. BrightFish Reading provides online monitoring tools that make it easy to manage classes from any connected device – whether students are in class or learning remotely. Convenient graphical reports and notifications are accessed 24/7 in the online Teacher Dashboard using a secure login. Reports can be viewed by week, month, quarter or year-to-date.

  • Daily Notifications: Review Daily Notifications for missed skills and standards. Actions can be added to the student file for review or printing at any time.
  • Custom Time Ranges: Set the Snapshot report for weekly, monthly or semester views of usage, scores and completed stories. Export report data for gradebooks and other reporting.   
  • Detailed Error Data: Get detailed data with scores in each area of fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing activities. Print or review live with students for small group lessons or 1:1 support. 

BrightFish Reading Data Management

School and district administrators are looking for centralized, secure tools to monitor and manage their programs. BrightFish Reading provides role-based, online dashboards for administrators with drill-down views to all data collected by the BrightFish system. 
 
  • Secure Student Rostering: Enroll students using your preferred rostering tools. Enable secure rostering from Clever, Google Classroom, ClassLink – or by importing lists directly into the BrightFish system.
  • Licensing and Access: Assign roles for co-teaching and account management. Set your training options and weekly targets – all from your online administrator dashboard.
  • Progress Monitoring: Monitor usage and results at the district, school, class and individual student level, based on access rights and licensing. 
  • Testing & Gains Reporting: Schedule tests, monitor results and track gains in real time. Download reports for printing or integration with school or district grading systems. 

 

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BrightFish Mastery Learning

1. Start at your instructional level

ONLINE MAZE PLACEMENT TEST DETERMINES A “COMFORTABLE” STARTING POINT FOR EACH STUDENT

  • Students experience success with BrightFish Reading from the start, working at a level that will challenge but not frustrate them.
  • Assigned text is never labeled with a grade or Lexile level, so students are only aware of a selection of interesting topics.

BENEFITS:

  • Students are automatically placed in the learning stream that matches their instructional reading level.
  • Results are instantly accessible in the online Teacher Dashboard.

2. Set goals and work at your own pace

BRIGHTFISH READING PUTS STUDENTS ON AN ACTIVE LEARNING PATH

  • Weekly goal-setting and self-tracking enable students to stay at the center of their learning experience.
  • Students develop their own pace profile that they can improve with each story unit.

BENEFITS:

  • Students hone their ability to make decisions for themselves.
  • Students learn to trust the BrightFish method by experiencing success...often well beyond their own expectations.

3. Learn independently using a mastery process

BRIGHTFISH READING MOVES STUDENTS THROUGH THE PROGRAM CAREFULLY AND INCREMENTALLY

  • Students work independently to increase their accuracy and pace in word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Each story unit starts at the easiest level - words - and unlocks increasingly challenging activities as mastery is achieved. Positive and corrective feedback provides guidance to improve accuracy.

BENEFITS:

  • Students practice and develop the ability to learn independently.
  • Mastery becomes achievable as students layer each skill.

4. Track your progress and earn rewards

BRIGHTFISH READING USES EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SUCCESS 

  • Students earn points for finishing each activity and can redeem them in the BrightFish Games Room.
  • The class leaderboard, certificates and badges celebrate each success and provide extrinsic motivation for students to keep going.

BENEFITS:

  • Students gain and maintain momentum in their reading ability.
  • Students experience success often, with "small victories" that are motivating and build confidence.

5. Connect from anywhere

BRIGHTFISH READING IS EASY TO ACCESS AND USE FOR CLASSROOM AND VIRTUAL LEARNING

There’s never enough time, which is why BrightFish was built to be quickly and easily added to any curriculum.

  • Enroll and activate students in minutes.
  • Video tutorials and online instruction guide students through their self-paced learning experience.

BENEFITS:

  • Students can make progress in just 15 minutes a day.
  • Educators monitor usage and progress from their online dashboard.