Common Core Explorer

L.3.2

These apps, games, and websites will help your students demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
App
Book Creator
Magically easy way to create and publish digital books and multimedia
GRADES
3 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
BrainPOP Jr.
Top-notch educational videos a boon for elementary school teachers
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
EduTyping
A complete and entertaining typing program for all ages
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
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
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
PrimaryPad
Peer editing a breeze with adequate teacher modeling
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Punctuation - End Marks
Clever quizzes, charming characters explore rules for ending sentences
GRADES
3 - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Quill
Let students do the writing to make grammar lessons more meaningful
GRADES
1 - 9
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Scribble
Terrific book creator encourages self-expression for all young writers
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Typing.com
Clear typing instruction with detailed statistics and fun encouragement
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
ClassK12
Lessons and quizzes provide thorough, if uninspired online practice
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
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
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
English Club
Overly rigid lessons are better with teacher guidance
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Game Classroom
Fun, game-based homework helper can supplement classwork
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
IXL - Math and English
Standards-aligned worksheets help kids develop wide-ranging skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
JogNog
Full access to extensive library of standards-aligned quizzes can get pricey
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
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
3
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
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
MrNussbaum
Solid collection of learning activities on a wide variety of topics
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Smart-EZE: Minutes A Day - Math, English, and Reading Comprehension Review
Skill-and-drill tasks fine for practice, not so great for instruction
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Tiggly Doctor: Spell Verbs and Perform Actions Like a Real Doctor
Practice spelling while practicing medicine
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Word Bingo
Word-recognition practice made fun -- plus cute bugs
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
BrainPOP Jr.
Videos and more explore the written word, from basic to complex
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
5
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
Website
IXL
Broad range of third-grade skills covered, but could be spiced up
GRADES
3
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED