Curriculum for English Language Learners

English Learners Are in 75% of US Classrooms

We recognize the many assets English Learners bring to the classroom, and ensuring they achieve academic success with rigorous grade-level content is our priority. English Language Learners (ELLs) have unique academic needs. They also bring unique background experiences, language, personalities, and learning styles into the classroom. ELL curriculum tailored to these students ensures they receive access to vital academic content.

How iReady Supports English Learners

How We Support English Learners

From the start, we design our product suite with English Learners in mind. We leverage research-based best practice guidance from researchers and frameworks from organizations such as the Council of the Great City Schools, the English Learners Success Forum, and others to identify non-negotiable criteria in our curriculum for English Language students. The following are principles of our English Language Learners curriculum and instruction:

Teacher helping student with math lesson.

Promote Engagement and Access

Ensure English Learners acquire content knowledge while also acquiring language through culturally responsive content.

Teacher discussing math lesson with student.

Integrate Strategic Scaffolds

Provide the right amount of scaffolded support to help English Learners build on their knowledge to achieve independence.

Student with headphones using laptop.

Support Academic Language Development

Offer multiple opportunities for English Learners to acquire and use language that moves toward complexity.

The Results Are In!

iReady Personalized Instruction Enhances Learning Gains for English Learners

English Learners who received recommended levels of iReady Personalized Instruction experienced greater learning gains in mathematics and reading than English Learners who did not receive the instruction.

Graph showing higher rates of growth for English Learners using i-Ready Personalized Instruction. 

English Learner and All Student Comparisons from the ESSA Level 3 2017–2018 Study (Curriculum Associates Research Report No. RR 2019-96)


Our Programs

From the start, we design our programs with English Learners in mind to support access to rigorous grade-level instruction.

i-Ready student dashboard.


A single system that combines powerful assessments with effective and engaging online instruction in reading and mathematics. iReady is proven to accelerate learning gains for English Learners.

i-Ready Classroom Mathematics Instruction print and digital editions.

i-Ready Classroom Mathematics

A K–8 core mathematics program that sparks meaningful discourse, strengthens understanding, and inspires learning.

Ready Reading Grade 4 Student Book.

Ready Reading

A reading program that helps all learners develop critical reading skills through opportunities to read, talk, and write about rich, engaging literary and informational texts from a variety of genres

Ready Writing Grade 4 Student Instruction Book.

Ready Writing

A writing program for Grades 2–5 that interweaves the writing standards with grade-level science and social studies themes to develop thoughtful, analytical writers


Supporting English Learners

Learn how we incorporate an asset-based philosophy to support and inspire English Learners.

Case Study: Spotlight on Oak Grove

Learn how a school district where nearly 25 percent of students are English Learners used data to focus instruction for individual students, small groups, and whole classes.