Instructional Materials

WIDA is pleased to list (below) instructional materials that have been reviewed by WIDA-trained correlators. We will be adding more materials and WIDA PRIME Correlations as we receive them.

Please note that WIDA does not endorse any set of instructional materials. ELL teachers work in a range of environments that may include pull-out classes, stand-alone classes, or a combination thereof and the needs of their ELL students vary widely. For that reason, teachers should consider the information contained in the correlation below along with other questions listed in the FAQs to determine how particular materials best meet their needs.

The PDFs below may be printed by teachers or publishing company representatives to discuss the instructional materials.

Grade Levels Title of Instructional Material Type of material Download WIDA PRIME Correlations
3-5 Academic Language Notebooks: The Language of Math (Perfection Learning)
A math content-based program for English Language Learners in grades 3-5
K-5 On Our Way to English 2014 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rigby)
Comprehensive language and literacy program for English language learners.
K-12

Discussions4Learning (Davis Publications)

Discussions4Learning teaches high-level academic vocabulary through engaging discussions about fine art images and real-world photos in 20-minute lessons. Cross-curricular themes connect each lesson to STEM and Social Studies concepts.
K-3

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.
3-10

First English (DynEd)

A beginner course for students who need to use English in school. The dialogs, listening, grammar, vocabulary and phonics lessons draw on school and home life, and are designed to move students beyond short-term memorization, developing study skills that can be applied to all subjects.
6-12

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.
7-12

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.
PreK-1

Hoopoe Early Literacy Curriculum-Teaching-Stories: Learning that Lasts

(Hoopoe Books)

A language-based approach to cognitive and social-emotional development through Teaching-Stories and companion activities.
PreK-2 Early Explorers
(Benchmark)
Nonfiction and fiction leveled texts with built-in scaffolding for ELL students; academic, content-area vocabulary, skills, and comprehension
PreK-8

Istation

(Istation Inc.)

Istation Reading is online interactive individualized Reading program that maximizes growth for English learners, at risk students, and students with disabilities in grades pre-K-8.
K

Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

(Macmillan/McGraw-Hill)

Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.
K-2

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.
K-5 Carousel of IDEAS, Set 1
(Ballard & Tighe)

 

-For ELs from Beginning through Early Intermediate proficiency levels
Comprehensive and structured core English language development program providing explicit instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking
K-5 Carousel of IDEAS, Set 2
(Ballard & Tighe)

 

-For ELs from Intermediate through Advanced proficiency levels
K-5

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.
K-5 Cornerstone
(Pearson Longman)
Focused, intensive language acquisition and literacy series for English learners from Entering (Newcomer) to Bridging (Advanced) English proficiency.
K-5 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
K-5 Frames for Fluency, Set 2
(Ballard & Tighe)

 

-For ELs from Intermediate through Advanced proficiency levels
K-5 Language Central ELD
(Pearson)
Language Central ELD provides systematic, flexible, and explicit instruction that scaffolds learning English
K-5

Language Central c2013

(Pearson)

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.
K-5

Journeys

(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-5 On Our Way to English 2010
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rigby)
Comprehensive language and literacy program for English language learners
K-5 Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas, Second Edition (Oxford University Press) Content-area picture dictionary program to develop social and academic language
K-5 Reach
(National Geographic School Publishers/Cengage)
A comprehensive language and literacy program that emphasizes active learning, structured support, and instructional flexibility.
K-6

enVisionMATH Common Core

(Pearson)

Scott Foresman/ Addison Wesley enVisionMATH Common Core was built for the Common Core State Standards and is designed to reach all students.
K-6 Imagine Learning English
(Imagine Learning, Inc.)
A literacy and academic language software program that provides individualized instruction for English learners
K-6 Little Bridge
(VOXed)
Comprehensive language/literacy software program for ELLs, which provides structured and individualized instruction across all domains (listening, reading, speaking, and writing)
K-6 Scott Foresman Reading Street
(Pearson)
Core Language Arts/Reading Program with adapted, scaffolded instruction for ELLs and accompanying ELL handbook and support materials
K-6 Spotlight on English
(Santillana USA Publishing Company, Inc.)
Core curriculum for English language learners to assist with developing social and academic language
K-12 A+ Rise Standards2Strategy
(Pearson)
Online software program matching standards and teaching strategies for English language learners
K-12 English in a Flash
(Renaissance Learning)
Online supplemental software providing individualized vocabulary building for Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies
K-12 Grammar Gallery
(The Teacher Writing Center)
Online supplemental program supporting grammar instruction and academic vocabulary building for English learners
K-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
K-12+ Openbook
(Openbook Learning)
OpenBook Learning, Inc. is an educational software company specializing in English language and knowledge acquisition solutions
K-12+

TOTALe PRO - English

(Rosetta Stone)

An ELL curriculum using carefully crafted content and online coaches to systematically develop all language skills without translation through learners’ intuition and active engagement.
1-12 Finish Line for ELLs English Proficiency Practice
(Continental Press)
Test practice to familiarize students with item and test format found on language proficiency assessments
1

Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

(Macmillan/McGraw-Hill)

Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.

2

Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

(Macmillan/McGraw-Hill)

Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.
2-5

Word Raider

(Ballard & Tighe)

Word Raider is an engaging, modern-day video game that teaches academic vocabulary to all proficiency levels in grades 2-5.
3

Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

(Macmillan/McGraw-Hill)

Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.
3-8 English Explorers Science and Social Studies
(Benchmark)
Materials designed to support ELLs with a variety of complexity, scaffolds, structure, and challenge focusing on subject-specific content and academic vocabulary
3-8 Language Central for Math
(Pearson)
Language Central for Math supports core instruction by addressing the academic vocabulary issues that prevent students from successfully learning math concepts
3-8 Language Central for Science (Pearson) Language Central for Science supports core instruction by addressing the academic vocabulary issues that prevent students from successfully learning science concepts
3-8

Math Explorers

(Benchmark)

Math Explorers links language acquisition to literacy development and content development with built-in language, vocabulary, comprehension, interaction, and teaching scaffolds.
3-8

R.I.G.O.R.(Reading Instructional Goals for Older Readers)

(Benchmark Education Company)

Benchmark Education Company‚??s R.I.G.O.R. is designed to provide comprehensive literacy instruction with effective support for language development and content understanding
3-10 Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas, Second Edition
(Oxford University Press)
Content-area picture dictionary program to develop social and academic language
3-12 Language! Focus on English Learning
(Cambium/Voyager)
Comprehensive literacy program with scaffolded supports for ELLs and struggling readers
4

Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

(Macmillan/McGraw-Hill)

Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.
4-8

Inside

(National Geographic, Hampton-Brown, Cengage)

Inside is a leveled core Reading/Language Arts program designed for ESL students in grades 6-8.
4-12 Gateways
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Comprehensive Reading/Language Arts intervention program for struggling readers as well as English language learners
4-12 The Jason Project - print and free online editions
(The Jason Project)
Award-winning print and online science curriculum focused on interactive missions
4-12

Reading Horizons Elevate

(Reading Horizons)

Reading Horizons provides a framework for teaching reading for beginning and struggling students K-12
5

Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

(Macmillan/McGraw-Hill)

Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.
5-12 ACCESS Newcomers
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
ACCESS presents standards-based subject specific language and content to English language learners
5-12 ACCESS American History
5-12 ACCESS English
5-12 ACCESS Math
5-12 ACCESS Science
5-12 ACCESS World History
6

Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

(Macmillan/McGraw-Hill)

Comprehensive program designed to accelerate language acquisition and reading levels, differentiate for individual learners, and fit the needs of any classroom setting.
6-8 Milestones
(Heinle Cengage Learning)
Comprehensive instructional program designed to provide intervention for English Language Learners and struggling readers
6-8

Word Raider Quest

(Ballard & Tighe)

Word Raider: Quest is an adventure-themed game for middle school students to master academic vocabulary typically found on state standards, standardized exams, and academic word lists.
6-8

Collections

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Collections program offers multi-genre texts organized into collections, including one or more anchor texts per collection chosen for their complexity and richness, reflection of the topic, and demand for multiple readings and close analysis.
6-9

English 3D

(Scholastic)

An accelerated language development program for advanced and long term ELL students
6-10

Language Central c2013

(Pearson)

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.
6-12 All About Me series
(Hoopoe Books)
Appropriate for use in content-based instruction courses and designed to meet national psychology & science standards. Integrated, scaffolded exercises in all four domains.
6-12 Champion of IDEAS, Red Level
(Ballard & Tighe)

 

-For ELs from Beginning through Early Intermediate 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
6-12

Champion of IDEAS, Blue Level


-For ELs at the Intermediate proficiency level

6-12

Champion of IDEAS, Yellow Level


-For ELs from Early Advanced through Advanced proficiency levels

6-12 Everyday English Plus
(Cambium/Voyager)
Everyday English Plus builds oral language and content knowledge with relevant everyday scenarios.
6-12 Footprint Reading Library Collection
(Heinle Cengage)
Eight level, non-fiction reading series that presents real-world stories in print, audio, & video
6-12

Keystone 2013

(Pearson Longman)

 

Focused, intensive language acquisition and literacy series for English learners in middle and high school from Entering (Newcomer) to Bridging (Advanced) English proficiency. Pearson Longman Keystone is part of the Pearson English Learning System - an integrated and comprehensive system of instruction, assessment, and professional development.
6-12 Keystone
(Pearson Longman)
Focused, intensive language acquisition and literacy series for English learners from Entering (Newcomer) to Bridging (Advanced) English proficiency.
6-12

Pathways

(National Geographic Learning, Heinle Cengage Learning)

Pathways is National Geographic Learning’s new five-level academic skills series that features reading & writing and listening & speaking strands to help learners develop the language skills needed to achieve academic success.
6-12

Prentice Hall Literature c2012

(Prentice Hall)

A core integrated Language Arts Program with personalized instruction for ELLs. Includes Differentiated Instruction Notes for teachers at point of use and an accompanying ELL Reader’s Notebook.
7-12+ Q: Skills for Success Reading and Writing Level 1; Listening and Speaking Level 1
(Oxford University Press)
Integrated skills program divided into domains (Listening and Speaking/Reading and Writing) and six levels
7-12+ Q: Skills for Success Reading and Writing Level 2; Listening and Speaking Level 2
7-12+ Q: Skills for Success Reading and Writing Level 3; Listening and Speaking Level 3
9-12

Edge

(National Geographic, Hampton-Brown, Cengage)

Edge is a leveled core language arts program for grades 9-12 designed so that linguistic development is interlaced with all content to give students ample opportunities to practice and apply oral and written language.
9-12

High School Math:

Common Core Edition

(Pearson)

Pearson Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Common Core Edition was built for the Common Core State Standards and is designed to reach all students.
9-12 Milestones
(Heinle Cengage Learning)
Comprehensive instructional program designed to provide intervention for English Language Learners and struggling readers