Common Core Explorer

RF.4.3

These apps, games, and websites will help your students know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
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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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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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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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Phonics Genius
Quality flashcard-style phonics app missing some basics
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Read&Write
Useful text-to-speech app and extension unlocks the written word
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try
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n/a
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Smithsonian: TweenTribune
Trustworthy tween news site has cool classroom component
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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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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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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English Club
Overly rigid lessons are better with teacher guidance
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Free to Try
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n/a
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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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JogNog
Full access to extensive library of standards-aligned quizzes can get pricey
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free, 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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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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Vizzle
Visual lessons reinforce concepts for students with special needs
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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VocabularySpellingCity
Student app works with classroom Premium membership.
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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VocabularySpellingCity
Supplement vocabulary and spelling studies across content areas.
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
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n/a
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Voki Classroom
Fun vocal avatars engage, but learning potential can only go so far
GRADES
4 - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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