Common Core Explorer

RF.K.1a

These apps, games, and websites will help your students follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Website
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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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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Website
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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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
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NOT YET RATED
Website
Reading is Fundamental: Leading to Reading
Teachers and kids explore the wonderful world of reading together
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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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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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
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NOT YET RATED
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Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo!
Amusing book can spark talk about feelings and conflict resolution
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
Website
Big Universe Learning
An extensive e-library at your fingertips, but no adaptive features
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
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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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
PBS show's videos and games help preschoolers with new experiences
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Kid Awesome Kindergarten English Premium – Master the First Year of Language Learning!
Early literacy journey has good coverage, but flashy delivery distracts
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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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
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NOT YET RATED
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Montessori Preschool
Play mini-games for coins in classic Montessori classroom
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
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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MyBackpack - Waterford Learning
Free math, reading, science stories offer mishmash of content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Preschoolers ABC Playground Pro
Customizable options support letter learning in multiple languages
GRADES
Pre-K - K
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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Sesame Street S'More! The Digital Magazine for Kids
Engaging themed content, but tech and design issues hamper smooth play
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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VTech InnoTab Software - Doc McStuffins
Warm fuzzy game about healing and early learning skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
InnoTab, InnoTab 2
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NOT YET RATED
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Kids Learn to Read
Cute phonics activity needs more support for deep learning
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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PBS KIDS Lab
Math and language activity guide helps organize and group content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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