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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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Treasure Chest for English Language Learners


Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.

Grade 1, K, Grade 2

Hoopoe Early Literacy

Curriculum -Teaching-Stories: Learning that Lasts

(Hoopoe Books)

Teaching-Stories and companion literacy activities forming a language-based approach to cognitive and social-emotional development.

Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 1, K, Grade 2, Grade 5

Frames for Fluency, Set 1
(Ballard & Tighe)

-For ELs from Beginning through Early Intermediate proficiency levels

Systematic EL oral language development program using sentence frames

Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 1, K, Grade 2, Grade 5

Cornerstone 2013

(Pearson Longman)

Focused, intensive language learning and literacy series for English learners from Entering (Newcomer) to Bridging (Advanced) English proficiency. Complete with Assessment and Professional Development comprehensively integrated throughout the instruction.

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

Our World Second Edition by National Geographic Learning

Our World  is a best-selling, seven-level young learners series from National Geographic Learning for the content-rich classroom that challenges students to do and achieve more, with a balanced, four-skills curriculum, cross-curricular exposure, and project work.

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

Get Ready! - Soar by Vista Higher Learning

Get Ready! Soar is a program for K-5 newcomers and students at beginning levels of English proficiency. The curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, considering the assets they bring into the classroom, and the academic challenges they face. This print and digital solution develops literacy skills and academic language while addressing the needs of every student.

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

Connect: Language, Literacy, Content by Vista Higher Learning

The Connect Series is a comprehensive English language development program for elementary school English learners from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The materials are designed to develop academic language and literacy skills through content-driven lessons, while addressing the proficiency needs of every student.

Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Finish Line for ELLs 2.0(Second Edition) Student Books (SB), Teacher’s Edition (TE), and Audio Speaking CDs - Continental Press

The of Finish Line for ELLs 2.0 content is written for students with developing proficiency levels, overlapping the intermediate, intermediate high, and advanced levels. Each unit begins with a model lesson to work through with the students. The lessons in each unit address a content theme and are organized by a specific context for language acquisition: conversational language, academic language arts, academic mathematics, academic science and academic social studies. Each TE includes answer keys, directions for administering each lesson, and comprehensive skill activities to provide additional practice, as well as audio CDs, parent letters in multiple languages, answer sheets with rubrics, and a chart that connects the skills from each unit to additional instructional materials to promote English practice..

Pre K, K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Imagine Learning Student Online Program, Teacher's Portal and
Classroom Resources

Imagine Learning is an engaging language and literacy software program that accelerates English learning. Focused on oral language, academic vocabulary, instruction in the five essential components of reading, and strategic first-language support - it spells success for students everywhere.

Grade 1, K

Wonders for English Learners - McGraw-Hill Education

Wonders for English Learners (K-1) works seamlessly with the core Wonders classroom to teach English to students of all proficiency levels. The program builds oral language proficiency, vocabulary, background knowledge and academic content knowledge while reinforcing foundational reading skills and ensuring access to grade-level contents for English learners.

Grade 3, Grade 1, K, Grade 2

Reading Assistant by
Scientific Learning Corps.

The Reading Assistant Program helps students both read and speak passages from stories or informational texts.  While the program is not exclusively for ELL students, it is focused on helping students learn to read while having a constant virtual coach listening to every word.  The program records and assesses student fluency and accuracy when reading a text; allowing for students to listen first, hear words spoken for assistance, and get instant definitions for unknown words.  The program blends content with easy navigation through texts.

K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12


BrainPOP ESL is a comprehensive, online, English-language learning program that models English and motivates students through highly engaging animated movies and associated features and activities. Students progress from beginning to advanced levels practicing conversational and academic English in all four language domains. The movies range from simple, everyday scenarios to more complex, core content-related topics. What sets BrainPOP ESL apart is the highly engaging and motivating animated content. Combining that with the comprehensive academic program, the robust teacher support materials, and the inherent flexibility of the program, BrainPOP ESL is uniquely suited to meet the needs of any learning environment.

Pre K, K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Istation Español by Istation

Istation Español is a comprehensive computer-adaptive Spanish-language and literacy resource that can be fully implemented to support a bilingual or dual-language implementation model. The Istation Español adaptive content provides personalized learning with culturally responsive purposeful lessons exposing students to the rich Spanish speaking world.

Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

System 44 Next Generation by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The System 44 program provides carefully scaled instruction based on reading abilities. Each module offers three core texts that aid student progress in each of the language domains. System 44 teaching modules contain multiple lessons devoted to specific literacy skills in grammar, writing, and speaking. These modules employ unique content, such as interviews and creative projects, from diverse perspectives, to help students develop skills and seek mastery of literacy concepts. 

Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 5

Escalate English by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Escalate English is an online platform that provides multiple learning approaches to diverse content and literacy skills. Each unit offers numerous texts for students to engage with essential questions and core themes. The program utilizes graphic, written, and audio supports to connect students with effective learning opportunities. The program presents materials that are easily accessible to all individuals along language proficiency scales. Escalate English blends effective learning methods across unique texts, incorporating different learning styles throughout every lesson, activity, and assessment.

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

English 3D by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The English 3D language program offers effectively tiered materials that help students of diverse proficiencies develop language skills. Throughout the digital program multiple core texts challenge students to interact with contemporary ideas and real-world issues. Each unit scaffolds and progresses students through targeted reading and writing skills using activities, group discussions and formal writing assessments. The program connects students of varying proficiency levels through collaborative and carefully differentiated tasks. 

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Do I Have A Right? 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 identify rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments. Students need to recall the amendments that guarantee particular rights and recognize complaints that are protected under them. The support materials help teachers instruct students on constitutional law and present Tier 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.

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10

iLit 90

iLit is a digital comprehensive reading intervention with a proven instructional model for students in Grades 4-10. It includes every resource needed to support all students: curriculum, assessment, data, and professional development. The iLit name was created from ILiteracy. The iLit program helps all learners participate in activities in which they work with skills and concepts, vocabulary, language, and content in meaningful real-world situations and develop functional language skills. The lessons in the Teacher App provide explicit direct instruction to guide all teachers in teaching reading, writing, and the other language arts -- in leading students toward mastery and accelerated reading, listening and speaking, and writing growth.

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Read 180 Universal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Read 180 Universal is a blended reading intervention program that helps students improve fluency, comprehension, academic vocabulary, and writing skills. The digital platform allows students to read content-focused stories and articles with varying levels of scaffolding and supportive tools. The program guides students through unique age-appropriate content while utilizing curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development to improve reading achievement for struggling students in grades 4-12.

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

ESL ReadingSmart Program, Edmentum

ESL ReadingSmart is a web-based program that supports English-language acquisition and academic success for 4th grade through adult English language learners through diagnostic capabilities, standards-aligned activities, and supplemental teacher resources.