Common Core Explorer

SL.1.6

These apps, games, and websites will help your students produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
App
Toontastic
Writer, actor, director: Kids play all parts in riveting storytelling tool
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
5
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Articulation Station
Pricey but definitely worth it for kids struggling with pronunciation
GRADES
K - 2
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
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
App
Curious About Me
Kids co-star with Curious George in their own easy-to-make movies
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Homer: Kids Learn to Read App
A captivating, comprehensive beginning reading resource
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
TeleStory
Direct and star in zany TV shows with fun, easy-to-use movie maker
GRADES
1 - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Tell About This
Photo and word prompts inspire storytelling; app records the results
GRADES
Pre-K - 1
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Toontastic 3D
Flexible tool hands kids the reins for creative animated storytelling
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Game
Zoo U
Research-based social game has terrific assessment potential
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
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
Game
Kidspiration
Aging tool uses visual learning to teach ELA and math concepts
GRADES
K - 5
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Game
Quest Atlantis
Jam-packed with proven content but technically finicky
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Social Stories Creator for Educators
Create multimedia stories that help with social skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
StoryBuilder
Versatile resource helps kids with multi-sentence storytelling
GRADES
1 - 4
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
TapToTalk
Unique way for kids with limited verbal skills to express themselves
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4