Common Core Explorer

L.K.2d

These apps, games, and websites will help your students spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
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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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Ele
Useful pre-K learning resources help both teachers and parents
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Starfall Learn to Read
Delight emergent readers with lively phonics lessons
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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WriteReader Classroom
Versatile, easy-to-use book maker for beginner writers
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Beginning Sounds Interactive Game
Cute sorting games help kids learn 18 initial sounds
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
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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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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Kids Learning - Little Speller 3 Letter Words
Highly customizable flashcard app offers many options but no individual user accounts
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
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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Professor Garfield
Options almost overwhelm in lasagna-loving cat's fun educational site
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Sight Words Hangman
Spooky but clever twist on a classic for fun sight-words practice
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Teach Me: Kindergarten
Sweet mouse quizzes kids in six Kindergarten subjects
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Tiggly Doctor: Spell Verbs and Perform Actions Like a Real Doctor
Practice spelling while practicing medicine
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Vocabulary A-Z
Vocabulary lessons a great resource for teachers, not for kids
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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Word Magic
Cute fill-in-the-blank game helps kids build spelling skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Word Wizard - Talking Movable Alphabet with Spell Check and Fun Spelling Tests
Super-structured spelling support and word-building free play, too
GRADES
K - 3
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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