Common Core Explorer

RF.1.4a

These apps, games, and websites will help your students read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
Website
Curiosityville
Highly engaging, age-appropriate site with delightful games
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
3
App
LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary
Kids can "go anywhere, be anything" with vast book and video library
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
PBS KIDS PLAY!
Customizable learning meets quality design and beloved PBS characters
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free to Try, 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
FluencyFinder
Tool lets teachers save time, track data while testing reading fluency
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Front Row
Zero in on Common Core math and ELA with personalized practice and assessments
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
PBS LearningMedia
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Read With Me Fluency
Make assessing, tracking students' reading fluency a breeze
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Scan and Read Pro
Easily scan, read, and study texts regardless of reading level
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Speakaboos
Variety of content in fee-based digital library makes reading a snap
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Starfall.com
Well-designed literacy site with great activities for new readers
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
Big Universe Learning
An extensive e-library at your fingertips, but no adaptive features
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Booksy
Track early readers as they progress through a library of paid content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free, 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
Level It Books
Easily list, level, organize, and lend your classroom library
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Literably
Simple and useful reading fluency assessment tool has potential
GRADES
K - 7
PRICE
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Literacy Leveler
Tool to search, sort, and level classroom books lacks helpful features
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Meet Heckerty
A friendly witch teaches about self-acceptance in sweet ebook
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
My Oh My-A Butterfly!
Explore butterfly life with The Cat in the Hat's whimsical rhymes
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
MyBackpack - Waterford Learning
Free math, reading, science stories offer mishmash of content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
MyON
Reading platform encourages kids with solid audio and search features
GRADES
Pre-K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Read Me Stories - Children's books
Good reading support marred by navigation issues, ho-hum stories
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Reading Train Endless Books, Songs & Games - School Readers
Simple books get kids reading; results more mechanical than magical
GRADES
K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
The Tortoise and the Hare | Arloon kids
Augmented reality brings colored pages to life in classic fable
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Game
Word Raider: Escape
Good enough vocabulary game runs risk of becoming rote
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED