Create decodables that delight and build knowledge.
Information-rich decodables to build background knowledge and vocabulary.
Personalized decodables to make small-group & individual reading more effective & delightful.
Grab-and-go decodables stories — or create your own
Choose from hundreds of student-approved decodable stories
Aligned to the UFLI scope & sequence, and compatible with other phonics curricula.
Create illustrated decodable stories within seconds
Build background knowledge with information-rich decodables
Choose a phoneme to practice
Enter a topic (try a science or social studies topic!)
Watch as LitLab.ai creates your decodable content!
Make independent reading time magical. Empower students as story-creators!
You choose the skill or phoneme to practice...
Students choose characters, settings, and names...
LitLab.ai creates unique decodable stories for every reader!
Ignite the joy of reading: students can personalize their own decodable stories
- ✓ Decodable and aligned to your learning objectives.
- ✓ Kids choose story elements based on their interests.
- ✓ Safe for kids with built-in content filtering.
An e-reader built for decodability & accessibility
- ✓ Hear challenging vocabulary phonetically.
- ✓ Listen to entire stories.
- ✓ Read & hear kid-friendly definitions.
Grounded in the Science of Reading
LitLab.ai supports decoding and automaticity.
"Cognitive scientists have shown beyond doubt that fluent, accurate decoding is a hallmark of skilled reading" (LC Moat, 1998).
Made by educators,
loved by educators
5th Grade Teacher
My students were way more excited than normal. Kids mentioned that this would help them read more because, instead of spending lots of time searching for books to read, it helped them create stories that they're interested in reading right away. LitLab reached all demographic of students.
2nd Grade Teacher
It was a hit! The kids loved being able to use their creativity while strengthening their reading skills. LitLab offered interactive features which made the experience truly engaging. This is going to be a great addition to our classroom.
4th Grade Teacher
They were excited to read their stories, find their friends' stories afterwards, and then even read random stories with interesting titles. There isn't this excitement about Epic. They're not like, “Look at this cool book that I read,” but today they were like, “Oh my gosh, read this one!”
Award-winning reading software using the latest AI technology
ASU+GSV 2023 Semi-Finalist: Most Innovative EdTech Startups
SXSW EDU 2023 Launch Competition: Community Choice winner
LitLab.ai is an early reading platform where K-2 educators can make decodable content that is engaging, accessible, and information-rich.
Decodable content refers to text that is systematically organized to align with phonics instruction, allowing children to apply their understanding of letter-sound relationships to read words, sentences, and stories.
On LitLab, teachers can browse and create decodable content (within seconds) in the form of illustrated stories or non-fictional content. Teachers can also allow their students to create their own illustrated stories (including decodable stories) based on their interests.
We created a self-serve Teacher Resource Hub where you can find a plethora of information. The Hub has guides on how to use the LitLab decodable creators, set up a class, and onboard students for targeted reading practice (including presentations that you can show students). You'll also find a short 4-minute video on how to use LitLab.
LitLab's products are built on evidence-based principles and draw from leading science in the field of early literacy. LitLab builds off of decades of research on the efficacy of decodable text, and incorporates evidence-backed strategies around motivation and student engagement.
With the help of researchers, we have created a LitLab Logic Model which illustrates a logical, evidence-based rationale to LitLab's approach to improving early reading skills. This model draws on well-founded research-based pedagogies and learning principles. To better understand our logic model, we welcome you to contact us.
Litlab is a mission-driven company that's committed to improving early literacy by building powerful reading practice tools using the latest AI technologies.
In order to sustain our commitment to building with cutting-edge tech (which can be quite costly to work with), we offer an affordable premium membership option for schools. We also offer a free tier for educators with access to a limited number of decodables and limited story creation.
LitLab’s affordable school memberships allow all teachers to utilize Google Classroom SSO, have unlimited access to decodable stories, and track student progress on comprehension questions and decodables. Soon, premium memberships will also offer Clever SSO, allow deeper analytics on student progress on foundational literacy skills, and provide whole-school access for all students and teachers.
LitLab.ai measures uses a decodability scoring measure to track the decodability of each story. According to our recent tests, LitLab's models produce content that is significantly more decodable than simple decodable requests to ChatGPT, and on par with published decodable stories.
The LitLab team has built a safety module that prevents the processing or display of profanity, violence, hate speech, and adult themes. We also have real humans QA and test our image models to significantly improve the safety of images shown to kids.
LitLab.ai's models are always improving in accuracy and decodability. However, like any AI, there can be instances where the models may inadvertently introduce incorrect facts. In such cases, teachers in the LitLab community can use our "report" feature to flag content that appears to be incorrect, misleading, or unsafe. We take these reports very seriously, and we use those reports to not only review flagged content, but also improves the accuracy of future content.