English Language Learners

Reading is a challenge for many students, creating a learning disadvantage that deepens over time. English Learners have to bridge the language gap to improve their reading proficiency while they develop content knowledge in grade-level material.


BrightFish Reading is a research-based, online reading program that helps ELL students develop fundamental reading skills in English through structured, scaffolded practice. 

BrightFish Reading for ELLs

How it works

  • Adaptive placement at each student’s instructional comprehension level.
  • High-interest text and video, positive feedback and rewards.
  • Text “chunking” with scaffolded lessons that build in sequence.
  • Automatic text processing of words and phrases.
  • Self-paced instruction in vocabulary usage and comprehension strategies.
  • Read-aloud audio and image support to reinforce concepts.