Common Core Explorer

RF.2.4a

These apps, games, and websites will help your students read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
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Curiosityville
Highly engaging, age-appropriate site with delightful games
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary
Kids can "go anywhere, be anything" with vast book and video library
GRADES
K - 4
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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LightSail
Robust, responsive reading tool measures meaningful literacy outcomes
GRADES
1 - 12
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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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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Bookshare
Unique digital library gives access to those with print disabilities
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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FluencyFinder
Tool lets teachers save time, track data while testing reading fluency
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Front Row
Zero in on Common Core math and ELA with personalized practice and assessments
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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News-2-You
Draw kids into weekly news with powerful symbols and voice narration
GRADES
2 - 6
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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PBS LearningMedia
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Quandary
Slick but dialogue heavy ethics game teaches students to make tough decisions
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
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Read With Me Fluency
Make assessing, tracking students' reading fluency a breeze
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Read&Write
A useful app and extension that unlocks the written word
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try
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n/a
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Scan and Read Pro
Easily scan, read, and study texts regardless of reading level
GRADES
K - 12
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Starfall.com
Well-designed literacy site with great activities for new readers
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Amazon Rapids
New way to engage reluctant readers can be a good short-term option
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Big Universe Learning
An extensive e-library at your fingertips, but no adaptive features
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Booksy
Track early readers as they progress through a library of paid content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free, 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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Level It Books
Easily list, level, organize, and lend your classroom library
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Literably
Simple and useful reading fluency assessment tool has potential
GRADES
K - 7
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n/a
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Literacy Leveler
Tool to search, sort, and level classroom books lacks helpful features
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Meet Heckerty
A friendly witch teaches about self-acceptance in sweet ebook
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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MrNussbaum
Solid collection of learning activities on a wide variety of topics
GRADES
Pre-K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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My Oh My-A Butterfly!
Explore butterfly life with The Cat in the Hat's whimsical rhymes
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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MyON
Reading platform encourages kids with solid audio and search features
GRADES
Pre-K - 8
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Reading A-Z
Leveled texts with extensive teaching supports
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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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
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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The Tortoise and the Hare | Arloon kids
Augmented reality brings colored pages to life in classic fable
GRADES
K - 3
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Word Raider: Escape
Good enough vocabulary game runs risk of becoming rote
GRADES
1 - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
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Website
Storyberries
Free story source explores great themes, could use more depth
GRADES
Pre-K - 4
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED