Reading Games

Students love playing games. Teachers love when students learn. When you put the two together, you get Ereading Games. As a reading teacher, I struggled to find reading games that were both educational and fun, so I developed my own. Now students around the world can play these games for free on any Internet connected computer.

Here’s how Ereading Games work. The rewarding gameplay gets students involved. They want to explore the levels and unlock secrets. But when they make in-game mistakes, students have to answer reading questions correctly or face in-game penalties. This provides students with an instant incentive to learn. They aren’t learning because of a grade that is seven weeks away; they are learning because they will “die” right now if they don’t. Students have fun and meet learning goals. Everybody wins when students play these reading games.

Homophone Bee: Word Choice Game

This is a gameplay image from Homophone Bee.
Advanced Platform Action!

Players fly through 50 levels, pollinating flowers and fighting insects. Students will answer over 600 word choice questions to help them master homophones. They sting and dodge dangerous insects, and if they get hit, they must answer a homophone question correctly or start over. This is a fun, engaging, and educational adventure. Check it out now!

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Conflict Cars: Reading Game

This is a gameplay image from Conflict Cars.
Arcade style racing!

Students choose one of 15 different vehicles and race in 5 different circuits. Players zoom past CPU players and answer hundreds of questions about literary conflict along the way. When they bump into another vehicle, they must answer the question correctly or spin out. Some of the vehicles (like an ice-cream truck and a dune buggy) must be unlocked. Students practice reading skills while trying to score the fastest time on each track. Check it out now!

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Idiom Unicorn: Reading Comprehension Game

This is a gameplay image from Idiom Unicorn.
Colorful worlds and tricky idioms!

Students play as a unicorn in this bright, colorful reading game. They rainbow blast their way through hordes of evil knights and wizards and jump over challenging obstacles. This game features hundreds of challenging idioms. Students will gain exposure to these commonly used phrases and decode meanings based on context-rich sentences. This one is a lot of fun!

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Context Clues Climber: Vocabulary Game

This is the title screen of Context Clues Climber, a vocabulary game.
Hundreds of challenging vocab words!

Climb mountains. Fight beasts. Answer hundreds of vocabulary questions. Context Clues Climber has classic platform action with some cool new moves. Players can climb on the ceilings, hang from the walls, and break bricks with a pickaxe. They will have so much fun playing through 50 mountainous levels, they won’t even notice how many new words they are learning. Everyone wins this game.

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Genre Piranha: Literary Genre Game

This is a screenshot of Genre Piranha: Literary Genre Review Game. An eel is shooting electricity at the player.
Eat worms and avoid enemies.

Students play as a fish trying to make it to a lighthouse. Eat worms, hide in the weeds, and answer HUNDREDS of questions about literary genre. Did I mention that players occasionally transform into a giant fish that rules the waters? Or that you have to shoot yourself out of a cannon and blast through brick walls? It’s a lot of fun. This game is mobile-friendly.

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Viewpoint Pilot: Point of View Game

This is a screenshot of Viewpoint Pilot. The player is surrounded by enemies and is firing a plasma weapon.
Collect power-ups. Blast enemies.

Students blast through space in this awesome arcade-style shooter. Collect advanced power-ups, charge attacks, and identify the narrator’s perspective in hundreds of questions. The game starts out simple. Students just identify whether each passage narrated from first, second, or third-person perspective. But as the levels progress, students must soon distinguish between objective, limited, and omniscient modes of narration as well. This game is mobile-friendly.

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Poetry Cat: Poetic Devices Game

This is a screenshot of Poetry Cat. The cat is surrounded by enemies and about to get hit with a rock.
Collect yarn. Avoid enemies.

Play as a cat who can climb up walls. Collect all of the yarn balls to pass each level, but beware of dogs. This game has bouncy mechanics and a fun, cartoon feel to it. Also, students will identify HUNDREDS of figurative language techniques and poetic devices as they play through the game. Students and teachers really seem to like this one. It is my most popular reading game. This game is tablet-friendly.

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Super Grammar Ninja: Parts of Speech and Sentence Structure Game

This is a screenshot of Super Grammar Ninja. The player is in a school learning about sentence structure.
Learn about sentence structure.

Journey through 5 environments. Battle the most powerful warriors in the world. Learn parts of speech and sentence structure. Super Grammar Ninja combines elements of classic platform games like Megaman and Castlevania and adds language arts instruction. It’s a winning package. Students will battle bosses and unlock secret ninja attacks. They will also answer hundreds of questions about sentence structure and the parts of speech.

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Orpheus the Lyrical: Figurative Language Game

This is a screenshot of Orpheus the Lyrical. He is in a graveyard with a zombie and a skeleton.

Travel through the underworld.

Students must guide Orpheus through the underworld to save his beloved. He charms and subdues the beasts and monsters with the sorrow of his song. He collects power-ups and unlocks abilities, and he answers hundreds of figurative language questions. This was the first reading game that I ever made, way back in 2010. If you compare it to my newer games, you can see that I’ve grown as a programmer. Nonetheless, this is still one of my most popular games. Beat the whole game and you can unlock a sidekick.

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I hope that your students have as much fun playing these games as I did making them. I tried to do right by both the classroom and the gameroom. If you want to let me know how I did, sound off in the comments. I am continuing to develop new reading games. Next up: Context Clues Climber! Of course, I’d love to make a text structure game too. I better get back to work. Thanks for playing!

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  1. braydon keeling

     /  March 6, 2024

    hey, I’m excited for context clue Climber two and I love everything you have made. I hope you have a good day every day

    • Thank you, I appreciate that.

      I hope you have a good day every day too.
      And I’m working on CC2 today!

  2. Camila

     /  February 15, 2024

    why are the devil things that throw tridents from Orpheus The Lyrical so annoying? can you pls fix that, i love the game btw!

  3. gamemaster mike

     /  February 7, 2024

    i love your game and me and my friends cant wait for context clues climber btw how long will it take to finish

  4. Ryder Lee

     /  January 31, 2024

    thanks for everything! Me and my friends cannot wait and our excited for context clues climber 2!!

  5. Trey

     /  January 11, 2024

    I love Orpheus the Lyrical it’s my favorite game .

  6. Travious Grubbs

     /  January 11, 2024

    Was blocked for my students as a matter of fact all games on this site was blocked .

  7. iloveanime/name audrey

     /  December 20, 2023

    Mr. Morton can u make a cooking game or maybe a drawing game i really love those things and thank you for making these i played them in 4th grade and they helped me pass i am now in 5th grade and passed my one my ELA tests so thank you for all ur hard work

  8. TeeDee

     /  December 14, 2023

    My remedial students LOVED playing this!! Very fun as a small group, or even as individuals.
    HIGHLY recommend it!!
    My only question is: Is there a possibility that this can be made to be conducive with Chromebooks, maybe using the letter keys?
    Our school is student Chromebooks, and I would love to be able to allow them their own screen times.

  9. camdyn

     /  December 12, 2023

    i love grammar ninja and the bee game but can you try to make where you don’t have twenty people rushing on the ninja game pls

    • I would like to redevelop the ninja game someday, and add sound effects, and make it more like a MetroidVania game.
      One day…

  10. gamemaster mike

     /  December 5, 2023

    you should make an irony game and try to make it first-person pls maybe something with puzzles and traps with hidden doors also try and make it free roam so you can explore anywhere in a certain area

  11. ImBoredNTired2

     /  November 30, 2023

    this guy is cool

  12. ImBoredNTired

     /  November 30, 2023

    The car game is too hard and also what are you working on now?

    • I am making Context Clues Climber 2. Sorry about that! Thanks for playing!

      • ImBoredNTired

         /  February 6, 2024

        Whats Context Clues Climber 2 gonna have?I already pretty much mastered the first one.

        • That’s awesome.

          I’m glad you enjoyed it.

          The new game will have more levels, more questions, more monsters, a special charge attack for the player, and a couple other surprises.

          I am trying to leave the fun, playground-like mechanics pretty much untouched, which is what made the first game so fun I think.

          Here, check out this guy:

          Snow King

          • ImBoredNTired

             /  February 7, 2024

            Thats crazy that actually looks amazing compared to the first one.When do you think it will be released?

          • Thank you.

            Most of the graphics will be roughly the same but the level backgrounds will be a little better (IMO),
            and the new enemies like the snow king look pretty cool.

            I hope by the end of the school year I can put it on the site.
            Working on it now…

          • ImBoredNTired

             /  February 7, 2024

            Last thing, I have a funny suggestion.It would be cool if you could Mario jump on the birds to eliminate them.

          • That might be fun.

            I will look into it.

            Thank you for the suggestion!

  13. unknown

     /  November 27, 2023

    can you make like cool shooting games?

  14. unknown

     /  November 27, 2023

    cool games!

  15. Sheeesh

     /  October 23, 2023

    these games bring back memories thanks for making them

  16. Shana Campbell

     /  October 18, 2023

    On what do you make these games? I’d like to make some games for my upper-level students to play.

  17. mrs.parms

     /  October 12, 2023

    i hate the homophone bee

  18. Alberto Gomez

     /  October 2, 2023

    Well, in my opinion. This website is important. for us. Good bless America.

  19. hey

     /  September 27, 2023

    the bee game is rilyyyy hard and so is the car game.the car game goes way to fast and the bee game-you cant even go anywhere i just hope you make a new game soon maybe like a mincraft game or zombies or better yet cooking!!! that would be awesome or baking.

    • I think it’s fun if you can figure out how to fly. It’s just tapping up. Anyway, I’m working on a context clues climber 2 game now… Thank you for playing!

  20. hey

     /  September 27, 2023

    you should make a minecraft game!!!!! that would be amazing.

  21. Mia

     /  September 26, 2023

    Hey i love your games their the best!

  22. Elias

     /  September 20, 2023

    past level 3 in viewpoint pilot is pretty hard

  23. koolaid

     /  September 14, 2023

    Hey mr morton been playing your games since orphiues an i love them! iven played them in my old school and ive spreaded the website with my new school! thanks for all youve made.

  24. zoey

     /  September 5, 2023

    I cant play none of the games. First, it takes forever to load , then when it does load it doesnt let me play.

  25. Uknown

     /  September 1, 2023

    The games are really fun, but they are really hard and confusing.

  26. Ryder Lee

     /  August 21, 2023

    Dear Mr. Morton, from me and my fellow classmates. Thank you for making these wonderful educational games that brought happiness and fun to my old teacher and my classmates. You helped me and my fellow buddies get thru 2 grades and will never forget this website and especially Context Clues Climber. I hope to see and 2nd one in the future. So thank you very very very much! Me and my classmates love this website and will never forget it!

    • Thank you, Ryder. I am working on the second CCC right now. Thank you for playing and taking the time to comment!

  27. gamemaster

     /  August 21, 2023

    hi, im commeting regarding some of your games. almost all of your games have glitches orphias the lyical if you get the fly shoe you can fly off of the screen and never die. pls try and fix your games

    • I am aware of this and thought it would be a cool Easter egg to allow the player to do that. This is no longer possible after level 2, when all the levels are enclosed. Best wishes!

  28. braydon

     /  August 14, 2023

    dear mr morton
    i hope your bee game is going great i would like you to know thats some of your games have bugs and glitches

  29. unknown name

     /  May 15, 2023

    I can’t get into a game because it takes like a hour to load

  30. Kelsy

     /  May 12, 2023

    I love these games though im not good at them.Heh i try though!

    • Keep it up! You’ll get there.

    • I do not know any of you. LITERALLY ! ? !

       /  February 21, 2024

      I really really like these games and I am awesome at all of them except:
      .Poetry Cat
      .Conflict Cars
      .Orephus the Lyrical
      .Idiom Unicorn
      .View Point Pilot
      .Super Grammar Ninja

  31. Kelsy

     /  May 12, 2023

    I love these games though im not good at them.Heh i try


     /  May 10, 2023

    Can you add getaway driver 3d and draw to drive.

  33. jeremy

     /  April 27, 2023

    Can you add a bike game plz?

  34. Kevin Olds

     /  April 26, 2023

    I love the unicorn game it is fun


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