Common Core Explorer

RF.K.1b

These apps, games, and websites will help your students recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
Website
Code.org
Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
5
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
Avokiddo ABC Ride
Inventive letter-learning activities take kids on a near-perfect ride
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
Website
Bookshare
Unique digital library gives access to those with print disabilities
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
More.Starfall
A range of clever activities for early literacy and math exploration
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Name Play: a name reading and writing practice kit
Simple but fun games cleverly let prereaders explore familiar names
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Sight Words - An early reading & spelling adventure!
Repeatedly identify, spell sight words in fun, semi-customizable games
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Starfall Learn to Read
Delight emergent readers with lively phonics lessons
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
SUPER WHY ABC Adventures: Alphabet
Fun filled games use multiple strategies to teach the alphabet
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
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
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
Website
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
PBS show's videos and games help preschoolers with new experiences
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Faces iMake - ABC
Cute, artistic way to learn creativity and the ABCs
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Gappy Learns Reading - Teach Kids Spelling and Reading With Letters & Sounds - Educational Sight Word Games for Kindergarten
Simple spelling game hones in on specific reading skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
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
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
App
Montessori Preschool
Play mini-games for coins in classic Montessori classroom
GRADES
Pre-K
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
PBS Kids WordWorld
Words populate this creative, magical land: more activities would be welcome
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
2
App
Preschoolers ABC Playground Pro
Customizable options support letter learning in multiple languages
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
2
Website
Reading A-Z
Leveled texts with extensive teaching supports
GRADES
K - 6
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
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
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Shape-O ABC's
100 gorgeous puzzles inspire kids to keep playing, learning
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
The Big Reading Show Classroom Edition – Preschool Games & Songs by Hooked on Phonics
Super-fun early literacy music videos, lackluster interactive elements
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Wee You-Things
Kids join the story celebrating uniqueness -- including their own
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Kids ABC Letters
OK intro to letters would get a boost from more adaptability
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
2
App
Kids Learn to Read
Cute phonics activity needs more support for deep learning
GRADES
Pre-K - K
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
2
Website
PBS KIDS Lab
Math and language activity guide helps organize and group content
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
NOT YET RATED
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED