Common Core Explorer

L.4.2d

These apps, games, and websites will help your students spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
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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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Osmo Words
Versatile word game challenges across content areas and abilities
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Typing.com
Clear typing instruction with detailed statistics and fun encouragement
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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A+ Spelling Test
Spelling practice app meets expectations, doesn't exceed them
GRADES
1 - 6
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Chicktionary
Entertaining word-building game offers baked-in spelling practice
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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ClassK12
Lessons and quizzes provide thorough, if uninspired online practice
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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
Website
Game Classroom
Fun, game-based homework helper can supplement classwork
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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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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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
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Lingro
Translate websites and even add your own words to an online dictionary
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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My Spelling Test
Empowering app engages students in spelling self-assessment
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Quest of the Wordsmith
Innovative work-in-progress spelling adventure needs larger word bank
GRADES
3 - 6
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
Linux, Windows
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NOT YET RATED
Website
Reading Eggs
A robust if dated reading resource for teachers
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Sentence Sensibility
Build, remix classic sentences in clever but limited game
GRADES
4 - 8
PRICE
Free to Try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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SpellBoard
Well-designed, kid-empowering spelling list creator
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Spelling Bee
Functional flashcard and quiz tool links to impressive video library
GRADES
4 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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VocabularySpellingCity
Vocabulary and spelling activities can supplement any content area
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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VocabularySpellingCity
Subscription-based, student-facing app fine for independent practice
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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EducationCity
Solid set of browsable, standards-aligned games, activities, lessons
GRADES
Pre-K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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IXL
Great adaptive grammar study could use extensions for actual writing
GRADES
4
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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