Common Core Explorer

RF.K.4

These apps, games, and websites will help your students read emergent-reader texts 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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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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CAST UDL Book Builder
Sensitively designed so any student can write and share books
GRADES
1 - 7
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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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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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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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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Smartyants.com
Follow ants through inviting tunnels of literacy and adaptive learning
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
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n/a
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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
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NOT YET RATED
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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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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
Website
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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Bookboard
Librarian-curated book collection motivates kids to read
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Clam-I-Am!
Kids explore marine ecology on a fun, fact-filled jaunt to the sea
GRADES
Pre-K - 3
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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Level It Books
Easily list, level, organize, and lend your classroom library
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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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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
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n/a
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Website
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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Oh Say Can You Seed?
Dig in and learn about plants with Cat in the Hat and friends
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Read Me Stories - Children's books
Good reading support marred by navigation issues, ho-hum stories
GRADES
Pre-K - 2
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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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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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
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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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There's No Place Like Space!: All About Our Solar System
Cat in the Hat takes kids to space, minimal interaction for a book app
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
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NOT YET RATED
Game
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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