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

Exact Path, Edmentum

Exact Path is a K-8 online program that utilizes adaptive assessments and targeted learning paths to individualize instruction. Each lesson is standard aligned, paced at students’ needs, and structured to give students control over their own educational journeys. Exact Path can be used in classrooms as part of a station rotation model, in technology lab settings, for individual student work times, for small group sessions with specialists or paraprofessionals, in a flipped classroom model, and even as a resource for explanations during whole class instruction. Because it individualizes instruction, Exact Path can be used for every student in your class, whether that learner is struggling and needs support or intervention, whether they are on track and ready for new challenges, or whether they are accelerated and ready to move ahead at their own pace. In addition to the rich instruction, it includes regular assessments through the two or three diagnostic tests given during the year or the regular progress checks that confirm student mastery after every three or four lessons.

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

Rosetta Stone V3 - English

(Rosetta Stone)

An ELL curriculum that systematically develops reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills without translation through learners’ intuition and active engagement

Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, K

Let's Go (DynEd)

Focuses on basic framework of English to develop all four-language skills (listening, speaking reading, writing) using songs, games, and interactive exercises with two animated cats, Sam and Ginger.

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

English for Success, DynEd International

English for Success is for ages 10-17.

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

Reading Plus by Taylor Associates/Communications, Inc.

Reading Plus simultaneously develops all three domains of reading - physical, cognitive, and emotional - by integrating them in one personalized online reading program. Rooted in eight decades of research, Reading Plus is proven to increase achievement in students from elementary grades through college.

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

Little Bridge

Comprehensive language/literacy software program for ELLs, which provides structured and individualized instruction across all domains (listening, reading, speaking, and writing)

Grade 1

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Into Reading Grade 1

Content Area: Language Arts (Reading)

Grade 1 was aligned as part of the PRIME 2020 pilot. Additional grades will be reviewed in the near future.

PRIME 2020
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, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Nearpod EL by Nearpod

Nearpod EL is a comprehensive digital classroom solution that combines over 1000 ready to teach supplemental lessons with a flexible instructional platform for teachers to scaffold and differentiate lessons to support language acquisition and content area learning. Nearpod tools include Virtual Reality Field Trips, drawing features, embedded audio support, translation, and more. Teachers can edit any Nearpod lesson using these tools to offer students the proper scaffolds while ensuring lessons are engaging and immersive.

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

Everyday English Plus

Everyday English Plus builds oral language and content knowledge with relevant everyday scenarios.

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 5, Grade 4, Grade 3, K

(Pearson Longman)

Focused, intensive language acquisition and literacy series for English learners from Entering (Newcomer) to Bridging (Advanced) English proficiency.

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 6, Grade 10, Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7

Language Central c2013


Language Central provides systematic, flexible, and explicit instruction that scaffolds learning English and is aligned to the CCSS. Leveled support is provided for students from Newcomers to Bridging level students.

Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 7

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

myPerspectives ELD Companion by Pearson

myPerspectives ELD Companion is a digital program for Grades 6?12 that helps students get to grade level proficiency with English Language Development instruction that combines independent, self-paced, and teacher-led instruction. Differentiated instruction and practice supports all language levels to help students acquire foundational skills, build content knowledge, make meaning, develop language, and use effective expression. Thematically-aligned instruction builds background and content knowledge making learning in the class more accessible. The program includes: explicit academic language instruction; modeled close reading; performance-based assessment practice; many opportunities for classroom conversation; and regular opportunities for independent learning linked to assessment. Instructors can develop ELL students’ vocabulary and language skills with a single computer used as a presentation station and the ELD Companion print components. A central underpinning of all instruction in the ELD Companion is Built-in SIOP framework for sheltering content instruction.

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

Frames for Fluency by Ballard and Tighe

Frames for Fluency is a flexible and easy-to-use tool designed to increase the oral fluency of English learners (EL). Through meaningful and authentic oral practice, English learners will develop the automaticity they need to succeed academically in content area classes. Frames for Fluency is an excellent supplement to any core English language development (ELD) or English as a second language (ESL) curriculum, and is ideal for summer school, after school, intervention and bilingual programs, and other ELD/ESL settings. As a companion to Ballard & Tighe’s Carousel of IDEAS, Fourth Edition, Frames for Fluency provides reinforcement of the vocabulary and language forms and functions taught in the Carousel program. Although this supplemental tool is aligned to the language forms and functions delineated in Carousel, most core programs today center instruction around proficiency levels with similar proficiency level expectations.

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.

Grade 1, Grade 2, K

Amplify's Core Knowledge Language Arts, Language Studio

Language Studio is the designated English Language Development companion for Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA). Language Studio provides effective, targeted instruction to address the specific needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). Lessons preview or reinforce language and content introduced during Primary Instruction so that ELLs of all proficiency levels are able to access grade-level content knowledge and develop academic English and effective expression across domains.

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.