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

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 6, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 8, Grade 7

Imagine Reading by Imagine Learning

Imagine Reading Grades 3-8 is a research-based, supplemental reading program that helps students in grades 3-8 become strong readers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators. The Imagine Reading program follows a blended learning model with components that include teacher-led instruction, supported online student practice, supported classroom discussion and group projects. Imagine Reading is designed to accelerate grade-level reading comprehension, academic language development, and discourse. The discourse-focused instructional design of Imagine Reading provides students many opportunities to listen to, read, speak, and write about the instructional texts. Imagine Reading supports multilingual students by accelerating reading comprehension and discourse skills to meet grade-level academic standards.

Grade 1, Pre K, Grade 2, Grade 3, K

LevelUp by Rosen Publishing

Rosen LevelUp is a robust adaptive reading platform that brings PreK-2+ educators and students to one engaging resource to foster students’ literacy growth. Supporting small group and whole class instruction as well as individualized practice, Rosen LevelUp provides a personalized experience for every student. By incorporating the Lexile Framework® for Reading, students can meet standard grade and age level benchmarks while using personalized libraries to match their interests and current classroom lessons. Rosen LevelUp offers robust, intuitive reporting for analysis. Educators have access to essential reporting at a glance, plus the ability to drill down to over 100 data points at the district, school, class, and student levels. LevelUp makes learning fun and engaging through a game environment designed to encourage students to build their reading skills with a personalized learning experience. The LevelUp program follows a complete scope and sequence of phonics skills, including units on emergent letter-sound correspondence, multisyllabic words, and more?all using state-of-the-art 3D animation!

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

English in a Flash
(Renaissance Learning)

Online supplemental software providing individualized vocabulary building for Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Grade 2

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, Grade 2, Grade 3, K

Discussions4Learning by Davis Publications, Inc.

Discussions4Learning  introduces a wealth of rich, academic, oral vocabulary through fast-paced, twenty-minute lessons designed to engage all students. Each lesson focuses on a brilliant fine art image; each week includes two fine art images and two real-world photos. By focusing on oral language, rather than connecting vocabulary instruction to phonics and spelling instruction, all students, regardless of their decoding proficiency, can participate in learning and using new vocabulary. Discussions4Learning is designed to be a phonics-free time of the school day when students engage in listening to and using sophisticated, high-level vocabulary as they discuss and explore fine art images and real-world photos.

Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9

ELTiS (English Language Test for International Students) (Ballard &Tighe)

An assessment of listening and reading skills, used as part of the process of qualifying incoming high school exchange students from abroad. Used by exchange organizations working under the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel.

Grade 1, K

Hands-On English, An English Language Development Program, K-1 Beginners by Ballard and Tighe

Hands-On English K-1 is an English Language Development (ELD) program designed for English Learners (Els) who are at the beginning level of English language proficiency. In terms of content, it aligns best with the overall curriculum in K-1, while in terms of ELD, it is highly suitable for TK-2. The program’s hands-on approach requires students to actively use language in all modalities to communicate ideas, interact with peers, and use language for social and academic purposes.

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

Ready Classroom Mathematics, by Curriculum Associates

Ready Classroom Mathematics helps build strong mathematical habits in students through discourse-based instruction. The Try, Discuss, Connect instructional routine supports teachers in facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse in a manageable way that engages all learners. The lessons support learning through multiple methods and opportunities for engagement, representation, action, and expression. Each lesson provides multiple entry levels, activities, and "differentiation points" that allow teachers to flexibly address differentiation needs within each lesson.

Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9

Reveal Math by McGraw-Hill (High School)

According to the Reveal Math - Guiding Principles: “Academic research and the science of learning provide the foundation for this 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."

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. 

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 6, Grade 8, Grade 7

StudySync® Integrated ELA/ELD, McGraw-Hill School Education

StudySync is a comprehensive, twenty-first century solution for grades six to eight English Language Arts and English Language Development in California. StudySync’s core program was built from the ground up using the blueprint provided in California’s ELA/ELD Framework to fully align with the interrelated California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. 

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.

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

Middlebury Interactive's Supplemental English Language Learner Curriculum 

Offers students and educators an academically focused program to engage English Language Learners. Our supplemental, blended instructional curriculum allow students in grades 4-5, 6-8 and 9-10 , to learn the fundamentals of academic English while completing projects that relate to English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Science.  Focus is on academic English, critical thinking, reading to build vocabulary and developing communication skills through active listening, writing and speaking.

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

New Dynamic English (DynEd)

Focusing on language that is practical and immediately useful, this course emphasizes listening as the key skill in language acquisition. Using video and Speech Recognition technology, it provides sophisticated listening and speaking practice.

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.

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

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.

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

Q: Skills for Success Reading and Writing Level 3; Listening and Speaking Level 3

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

Grade 12, Grade 11, Grade 10, Grade 9

Prism Reading by Cambridge University Press

Prism Reading is a five-level reading course to help learners develop a range of academic and critical thinking skills to build confidence and prepare for college courses. Captivating readings, videos, academic reading skills, strategies, and development of critical thinking skills in Prism Reading help students become well-rounded thinkers and build confidence to succeed in and outside the classroom.