Common Core-Friendly English and Language Arts Apps, Games, and Websites

If you want a way to help your kids improve their Common Core skills this school year, look no further than this list of English and language arts games, apps, and websites. The titles on this list have been handpicked by experts from our teacher site Common Sense Education to align with the Common Core Standards. From spelling games to kid-friendly news, these fun and engaging digital tools will help your kids meet key ELA learning goals, no matter what grade they're in. And be sure to also check out our Common Core-Friendly Math Apps, Games, and Websites.

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Homer: Kids Learn to Read App App Poster Image
Personalized early literacy program chock-full of choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2017)
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Noodle Words HD - Action Set 1 App Poster Image
Kids play with words that morph into their own meanings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2012)
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Wallykazam! Letter and Word Magic App Poster Image
Magical adventure uses excellent early literacy approach.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase App Poster Image
Time-tested system transfers well to app, "sponge" included.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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VocabularySpellingCity Website Poster Image
City of fun, clever language games is worth visiting.
URL: https://www.spellingcity.com/
(2013)
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Toontastic 3D App Poster Image
Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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News-O-Matic App Poster Image
Fun, interactive way for kids to learn about the world.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2014)
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Grammaropolis.com Website Poster Image
Schoolhouse Rock! reborn for fun grammar practice.
URL: http://grammaropolis.com/
(2013)
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Newsela Website Poster Image
Stellar news tool connects kids to absorbing leveled reads
URL: https://newsela.com/
(2014)
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Biblionasium Website Poster Image
A safe place where kids can review and share favorite books.
URL: http://www.biblionasium.com
(2013)
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Kids' Vocab - Mindsnacks App Poster Image
Fast-paced vocabulary practice with lessons, games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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The Learning Network Website Poster Image
NYTimes blog gives young people fluff-free news, discussion.
URL: https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning
(2011)
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Vocabulary.com App Poster Image
Intense, game-style vocab practice challenges teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition App Poster Image
An extraordinary study aid for mature-themed play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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