Instructional Materials

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

Lexia English Language Development - Lexia Learning, a Cambium Company

Lexia English Language Development is a blended-solution product that delivers online instruction and practice in grammar, speaking, and listening aimed at increasing K-6 students’ academic English language proficiency. Lexia English Language Development is designed to help emergent bilingual students in grades K-6 acquire higher language proficiency levels of English. The program blends two key elements of English language learning: academic achievement and language proficiency. Students work independently to learn grammar that is systematically introduced in interactive online lessons, first repeating new forms embedded in academic language frames and then independently using the forms they learned to ask and answer questions in increasingly rigorous tasks that include listening to informational and literary texts and answering comprehension questions about what they have heard.

Grade 2

McGraw Hill, Wonders Grade 2 Reading

Content Area: Language Arts (Reading)

Grade 2 was aligned as part of the PRIME 2020 pilot. Additional grades will be reviewed in the near future.

PRIME 2020
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3, K

McGraw-Hill Maravillas © 2020

McGraw-Hill Maravillas centers on literature in a variety of genres. Genre-based exploration provides students with extra exposure to concepts in the fields of science and social studies. Instruction is arranged following a daily outline, guiding reading, speaking and listening, and writing about the selected text. Throughout, grammar, spelling, and handwriting are targeted and strengthened. Maravillas integrates foundational skill instruction and provides differentiated support for Spanish Language Learners of varied proficiency levels. Teachers can use the Data Dashboard to monitor proficiency and differentiate instruction for struggling readers, and gifted and talented students, and for Spanish Language Learners. Maravillas integrates social emotional learning to help students build the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success.

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.

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.

Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, 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

Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3

Academic Language Notebooks: The Language of Math (Perfection Learning)

A math content-based program for English Language Learners in grades 3-5.

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

On Our Way to English 2014 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rigby)

Comprehensive language and literacy program for English language learners.

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.

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

Scott Foresman Reading Street ®2013 (Pearson)

Core Language Arts/Reading Program with adapted, scaffolded instruction for ELLs and accompanying ELL handbook and support materials

Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9

Vista Higher Learning Get Ready! Grades 9-12 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.

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


(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Journeys Common Core is a comprehensive and rigorous K-6 reading program designed to help students successfully meet the Common Core State Standards through an integrated model of literacy instruction.

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.

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.