Common Core Explorer

L.1.1

These apps, games, and websites will help your students demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Game
Kinect Sesame Street TV
Sesame Street goes digital to get kids counting and reading
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Xbox 360
COMMON SENSE RATING
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
BetterLesson
Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at large
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
BrainPOP ESL
Great mix of fun lessons and practice has solid language support
GRADES
K - 10
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
EducationCity
Cute, clever, standards-aligned activities teach foundational skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
Flocabulary
Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
LanguageBuilderDeluxe
Audio, visual prompts help boost kids' communication skills
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
PowerMyLearning Connect
Lots of quality educational content wrapped up in a tidy website
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
PrimaryPad
Peer editing a breeze with adequate teacher modeling
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
WriteReader Classroom
Versatile, easy-to-use book maker for beginner writers
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
Dexteria - Fine Motor Skill Development
Hand and finger exercises help kids develop fine motor skills in fun ways
GRADES
K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
English Club
Overly rigid lessons are better with teacher guidance
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
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Game
Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Language Adventures Quiz Game Show - Gr. 1-3
Jeopardy-style game covers basic skills in a fun way
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Game
Quest of the Wordsmith
Innovative work-in-progress spelling adventure needs larger word bank
GRADES
3 - 6
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
Linux, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Sentence Maker
Use photos and word tiles to create organized sentences
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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App
SentenceBuilder for iPad
Sentence games have potential to build grammar knowledge and skills
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
Studyladder
Lots of solid practice for kids, plus advice for teachers
GRADES
Pre-K - 6
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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Website
EducationCity
Solid set of browsable, standards-aligned games, activities, lessons
GRADES
Pre-K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
EducationCity
Boost language skills with collection of activities, lessons, games
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED