Common Core Explorer

L.3.6

These apps, games, and websites will help your students acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
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Code.org
Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Ansel and Clair: Cretaceous Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs and their demise dominate in this last of a giant trilogy
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Ansel and Clair: Jurassic Dinosaurs
Awesome time travel adventure lets kids walk with the dinosaurs
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Ansel and Clair: Paul Revere's Ride
Charming play brings American Revolution to life in ways that stick
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free to Try
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n/a
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Ansel and Clair: Triassic Dinosaurs
Kids travel back in time for a dino-size learning adventure
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
Website
BetterLesson
Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at large
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a major plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Rewordify
Text-leveling tool gives every student access to complex readings
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Website
VocabularySpellingCity.com
Welcome to this activity-filled city of words
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Alphabet Organizer
Graphic organizer turns letters and words into books
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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DimensionU
ELA and math games alternate between play and practice
GRADES
2 - 10
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
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IXL - Math and English
Standards-aligned worksheets help kids develop wide-ranging skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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JogNog
Full access to extensive library of standards-aligned quizzes can get pricey
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
Website
Words With Friends EDU
Super-fun school version introduces preset list of academic words
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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X is for X-Ray (iPad)
Cool alphabet-based visuals, plus a bit of science, history, and vocabulary fun
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Alchemy ~ Genetics
Crossing animals endlessly too much of a one-trick pony
GRADES
3 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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