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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.

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

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.

PRIME V2
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.

PRIME V2
K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

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.

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Vista Higher Learning Get Ready! Grades 6-8 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.

PRIME V2
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

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.

PRIME V2
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Ventures by Cambridge University Press

Ventures is a six-level, four-skills, standards-based, integrated-skills series designed to enable students to achieve their academic and career goals.

PRIME V2
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.

PRIME V1
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Prism Reading and Writing and Prism Listening and Speaking by Cambridge University Press

Today’s students need to develop a range of academic skills. They need to learn how to analyze information, look at things in new ways, formulate their own opinions, and express themselves clearly. Prism takes a fresh approach to EAP, by focusing strongly on critical thinking, skills for academic life, and teaching the most useful language.

PRIME V2
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. 

PRIME V2
K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Speak Agent Online Academic Language Learning Solution - Speak Agent

The Speak Agent online academic language learning solution employs the Academic Language Learning Model (ALLM) to build academic language in three progressive stages: reading fluency, isolated comprehension, and integrated comprehension. The tool provides games and activities to familiarize students with target words to improve decoding. Students learn to recognize words and analyze their traits and relationships using semantic mapping and other tools. Students who engage with the Speak Agent online tool are expected to demonstrate ability to apply language creatively in academic and discourse contexts and in multiple contexts.

PRIME V2
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Academic Encounters by Cambridge University Press

The series is an academic preparation series that uses a sustained content approach. There are two books for each of the four levels. Academic Encounters - Listening & Speaking that addresses listening, note-taking, and discussion skills. Academic Encounters - Reading & Writing that concentrates on reading, study skills, and writing. The two books at each level may be used independently, or they may be used together to form a complete integrated-skills course.

PRIME V2
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Grammar and Beyond Essentials by Cambridge University Press

The series focuses on the most commonly used English grammar structures and practices all four skills in a variety of authentic and communicative contexts. The series practices all four skills in a variety of authentic and communicative contexts. It is designed for use both in the classroom and as a self-study learning tool.

PRIME V2
K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

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.

PRIME V2
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..

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

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.

PRIME V2
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.

PRIME V2
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Win the White House 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 explain the electoral process (primary and general elections, electoral college); identify the influence of the media in forming public opinion; describe sources/uses of campaign funding; describe the types & purposes of polling data; and analyze how parts of a whole interact to produce outcomes in complex systems. The support materials help teachers instruct students on the electoral process and running a campaign and present 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.

PRIME V2
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Immigration Nation 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 elementary school teachers may find it appropriate for their students as well. The objectives are for students to identify eligibility requirements for legal U.S. residents. Students need to recall the reasons why travelers are allowed to stay and recognize whether or not they are eligible through the stories. The support materials help teachers instruct students on existing immigration law in the U.S. and present 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.

PRIME V2
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. 

PRIME V2