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Reviewed PRIME v1 and v2 Correlations and PRIME 2020 alignments

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WIDA is pleased to list instructional materials that have gone through the PRIME process and received a PRIME seal.

We will be adding materials that have gone through the WIDA PRIME 2020 alignment process, as well as materials for WIDA PRIME V2 for Spanish Language Development Correlations as they become available.

You may filter for correlations that were previously correlated with PRIME V1 and PRIME V2, or aligned with PRIME 2020:


PRIME V1 includes materials that were correlated with the retired WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards, 2007 Edition

PRIME V2 includes materials that were correlated with the retired 2012 Amplification of the WIDA English Language Development Standards

PRIME V2 Español includes materials that were correlated with the WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards, 2013 Edition

PRIME 2020 includes materials that are aligned to the current WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

Please note that WIDA does not endorse any set of instructional materials. WIDA PRIME is not an evaluative tool that judges the effectiveness of published materials. EL teachers work with a wide range of needs and in a wide range of environments. For this reason, teachers should consider the information contained in the WIDA PRIME documents to determine how particular materials fit in their program.


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Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 7

Branches of Power by iCivics

The lesson was created with all students in mind, including English Language Learners. The game is designed for middle school civics education, but high school teachers may find it appropriate for their students as well. The objectives are for students to simulate the way separation of powers and checks and balances limit government; describe the three branches of government; analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches;  explain / and illustrate how an idea becomes a law. The support materials help teachers instruct students on the branches of government including the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances. It presents Tiers 2 and 3 vocabulary terms. iCivics provides built-in supports in the game as well as additional scaffolds in the ELL Extension Pack to make the lesson accessible to a wide array of learners.

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 7

Vista Higher Learning Get Ready! Grades 6-8 by Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning Get Ready! is the publisher?s first English Language Learner program and is specifically designed to address the needs and assets of Newcomer students. The comprehensive, standard-centered program supports CCSS, NGSS, NCSS, WIDA, CA ELD, TX ELPS, and other standard sets. Get Ready! provides Newcomers and ELLs a full curriculum that focuses on fundamental language skills and incorporates associated essential academic content and language. Technology and multimodal components, as well as prompts for Differentiated Instruction, aid interactive participation and progress among proficiency levels.

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Ready, Set, Go! Newcomers Kit @2020 byContinental Press

Ready, Set, Go! Newcomers Kit is a blended ESL program that is designed to support the secondary Newcomer student (Grades 6-12) with a focus on fundamental skills instruction from phonics to social communication to academic language. The Ready, Set, Go! Newcomers Kit are designed for flexible adoption including a resource to be utilized to continue supporting early language development in the mainstream classroom. The resources can be used to support a Tier II push-in or pull-out English Language development model of instruction. The program develops vocabulary and life skills through listening, speaking, writing, and reading activities necessary for newcomers to effectively communicate with those around them.

PRIME V2
K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

ReadyGEN copyright 2016 (Pearson)

ReadyGEN is an integrated and well-balanced approach to reading and writing instruction using authentic, rigorous Text Sets to build knowledge around unit themes that actively engage students, and a complete array of print and digital resources that provide daily support and instructional flexibility.

PRIME V1
K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

SuccessMaker by Savvas Learning Company

SuccessMaker is an adaptive, online reading and math program for Grades K-8. The online program provides a personalized learning system for continuous adaptive differentiation and intervention. Both programs follow a three-step instructional design that accelerates achievement for all learners: adaptive instruction, instant instructional insights, and teacher-delivered targeted instruction.

PRIME V2
Pre K, K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Istation Reading by Istation

Istation Reading collection provides a variety of resources and tools to support English Language Learners and ESL programming. Istation Reading provides research-based resources and teaching tools specifically designed to support language and literacy development in the preK-8th grade classroom. Istation Reading provides access to the digital subscription platform focused on literacy and language development with the 5 key reading areas including phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Istation Reading provides evaluative tools to help educators both monitor students’ language and literacy progression and adapt instruction to best meet their needs.

PRIME V2
K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Istation Math by Istation  

Istation Math supports students to develop their conceptual mathematical understandings along with growing procedurally fluent mathematicians. The Istation interactive programming provides teachers with lessons in which students can express what they already know about a mathematical procedure or concept and challenge themselves with real-world application. In each module, students share and build background knowledge, analyze new concepts, model and practice newly acquired skills through ongoing dialogue to answer questions about what they are learning and how to apply the new learning in a variety of contexts. 

PRIME V2
Pre K, K

Welcome to Our World by National Geographic Learning

Welcome to Our World is a three-level program for children at the preprimary school level, between the ages of 3 and 5. It uses songs, games, activities, and National Geographic content to introduce the English language to children. The program focuses on content that is relevant to children’s lives. The content encourages children to interact meaningfully with the world around them. In addition, the program connects children to the world beyond their everyday experiences.

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7

National Geographic Life by National Geographic Learning

The National Geographic Life program is a six-level integrated-skills series that develops fluency in American English. It explores real world content from National Geographic through images, text, and video. Learners will strengthen their existing connections while learning English.

PRIME V2
Grade 3, Grade 2, Grade 1, K

Reach Higher by National Geographic Learning

Reach Higher guides students to learn English, learn about the world, and learn about themselves through authentic content with a global perspective. Primary students develop the academic language skills and content knowledge they need to get an education in English. Reach Higher uses fiction, science, and social studies content to develop English literacy, and the skills and strategies necessary to learn independently. It teaches the academic language, vocabulary, phonics, reading, writing, and conversations students need to get an education in English. It Includes authentic content from around the world to develop students’ understanding of different cultures and viewpoints

PRIME V2
Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7

Pathways Second Edition by National Geographic Learning

Pathways, Second Edition, is a global, five-level academic English program. Carefully guided lessons develop the language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success. Using authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, Pathways prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment.

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7

Impact by National Geographic Learning

Impact is a new five-level series in American and British English that helps teenage learners to better understand themselves, each other, and the world they live in. By encouraging self-expression, global citizenship, and active participation, Impact motivates students to explore who they are and who they want to be, all while learning English! National Geographic Explorers are featured as role models who embody the 21st century skills and values teenagers need to become successful global citizens. Cross-curricular topics engage learners with stimulating information about the world, better preparing them for future academic success. Student-choice activities and projects present learners with options for language practice, allowing teens to become active participants in the learning process.

PRIME V2