Common Core Explorer

L.K.1a

These apps, games, and websites will help your students print many upper- and lowercase letters.
App
Writing Wizard - Kids Learn to Write Letters & Words
Vibrant, playful tracing practice offers unique rewards, fab support
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
4
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
App
Bugs and Bubbles
Fascinating graphics engage as kids practice pre-reading, STEM skills
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase
Classic method offers three-step, low-stress learning approach
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
Game
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Mr. Pencil: The Lost Colors of Doodleburg
A creative adventure for reinforcing early literacy skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
LeapFrog games
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Agnitus - Personal Learning Program
Skills-based games teach effectively, but usability issues distract
GRADES
Pre-K - K
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
Intro to Letters, by Montessorium
No-frills approach to reading and writing with sandpaper letters and recorded sound
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
iTrace - handwriting for kids
Personalize tracing by name, hand preference, and custom words
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)
Tracing for beginners with a numbered connect-the-dots method
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
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
Website
Literacy Center Education Network
Simple literacy activities offer focused practice but lack pizazz
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Touch and Write
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
SUPER WHY!
Early literacy games -- though fun -- lack depth and learning support
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
2
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
App
Write My Name
Letter formation app offers a decent alternative
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED