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

Reading Wonders (McGraw-Hill Education)

McGraw-Hill's Reading Wonders is a comprehensive K–6 reading program designed to help students successfully meet the Common Core State Standards through an integrated model of literacy instruction.

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.

Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, K

Despegando hacia la lectura™
by Okapi Educational Publishing

Despegando hacia la lectura™ is a comprehensive, Spanish-language, early literacy resource that can be fully implemented as a stand-alone early literacy program. Combine it with its English-language counterpart—the award-winning Flying Start to Literacy—for rigorous dual-literacy instruction.

Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 7

Reveal Math by McGraw-Hill (Middle School)

According to the Reveal Math? Guiding Principles: “Academic research and the science of learning provide the foundation for this powerful K-12 math program designed to help reveal the mathematician in every student. Reveal Math used findings from research on teaching and learning mathematics to develop its instructional model. Based on analyses of research findings, these areas form the foundational structure of the program: rigor, productive struggle, formative assessment, rich tasks, mathematical discourse, and collaborative learning."

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

McGraw Hill Wonders © 2020 by McGraw Hill Education 

McGraw-Hill Wonders 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. Wonders integrates foundational skill instruction and provides differentiated support for English Language Learners of varied proficiency levels. Teachers can use the Data Dashboard to monitor proficiency and differentiate instruction for struggling readers, gifted and talented students, and for all English Language Learners. Wonders integrates social emotional learning to help students build the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success.

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

Benchmark Advancing Language Learning by Benchmark Education

Benchmark Advancing Language Learning accelerates learning while giving teachers scaffolds to meet the needs of students at varied levels of proficiency. The program meets WIDA, ELPA21, TESOL, and state English Language standards to provide time and activities devoted specifically to EL instruction. The program employs a system of building language skills, applying to grade text, and transferring learning to additional tasks and assessment. Instruction is integrated to accelerate learning and application in context, while Mini Lessons incorporate differentiation and formative assessments monitor individual language development. 

Grade 6, Grade 2, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3

Wonders for English Learners (2-6) - McGraw-Hill Education

Wonders for English Learners (2-6) 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.

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

SuccessMaker 7 (Pearson)

SuccessMaker is an online program designed to help students successfully meet the College and Career Readiness Standards and state and national standards for math and literacy through an integrated model of literacy instruction.

Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9

Skills for Effective Writing, Levels 1 through 4 by Cambridge University Press

Students are better writers when they master discrete writing skills. Discrete writing skills, such as creating topic sentences and recognizing irrelevant information, are critical for good writers. When students master these skills, all of their writing improves. This allows teachers to focus their time and feedback on the content of student work. This 4-level series teaches these skills and offers extensive practice opportunities.

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.


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

Champion of IDEAS, Yellow Level

For ELs from Early Advanced through Advanced proficiency levels

Comprehensive and structured core English language development program for middle through high school English learners; provides explicit instruction in grammatical forms and language functions, reading, writing, listening, and speaking

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

English For Success (DynEd)

Uses content from school subjects including math, science, geography, and history to build all four language skills. It teaches the language of presentations, explanations, questions, homework, and tests to improve student classroom success.

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. 

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.

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

Reading Horizons Elevate

(Reading Horizons)

Reading Horizons provides a framework for teaching reading for beginning and struggling students K-12

Grade 1, Grade 2, K

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

Footprint Reading Library Collection
(Heinle Cengage)

Eight level, non-fiction reading series that presents real-world stories in print, audio, & video

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

iLit ELL ©2016

Even though iLit is designed for struggling readers as well as ELL students, iLit is centered around on-grade-level anchor texts and shorter literary works that are read during Read Aloud, Think Aloud.

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

Q: Skills for Success Reading and Writing Level 2; Listening and Speaking Level 2

Integrated skills program divided into domains (Listening and Speaking/Reading and Writing) and six levels