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HMH English 3D®

Start with Strengths. 
Build to Proficiency.

Build on multilingual learners' existing linguistic strengths and accelerate English proficiency in grades K–12.

Build Academic Language
for Success in School and Beyond

English 3D® is an explicit and interactive English Language Development curriculum designed by Dr. Kate Kinsella. English 3D enables multilingual learners in grades K–12 to rapidly acquire the language skills necessary for academic success.

Asset-Based Teaching 
and Learning

The linguistic, cultural, and background knowledge multilingual learners bring to their classrooms are at the heart of English 3D.  These assets are elevated through relevant topics and texts, translanguaging, contrastive analysis, and home language connections.

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A Pathway to Proficiency

Lessons and assessments align with the content students will encounter on their state English Language Proficiency assessment, ensuring they are always advancing toward reclassification.

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Course Options for Every 
Proficiency and Grade Level


For multilingual learners in grades 4–12 who are newcomers or in late beginning proficiency levels, English 3D's Language Launch courses build on their strengths for rapid acquisition of social and academic language. 

Language Launch Volume 1 and Volume 2: 

  • Provide explicit instruction in the four domains: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 
  • Focus on critical language functions, features, and academic vocabulary. 
  • Use multimodal activities focused on topics that build the language students need to navigate school, their communities, and content area topics.
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Grades K–3

English 3D for Grades K-3 provides research-based ELD instruction for our youngest multilingual learners. The curriculum: 

  • is flexible and can be implemented as a push-in or pull-out model, or as a whole class rotation in a core ELA class. 
  • provides clear, straightforward materials that can be easily implemented by new and experienced teachers.
  • includes differentiated support for earlier proficiency levels.
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Grades 4–12

Students at later proficiency levels benefit from English 3D's Courses A, B, and C. These courses: 

  • focus on engaging contemporary issues. 
  • create a platform for daily spoken and written responses. 
  • advance students' understanding of English vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar. 
  • engage students in close reading, academic interactions, presentation, and formal writing. 
  • prepare students for success on ELP assessments and in content-area classes.
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See How English 3D Created Opportunities for Multilingual Learners in Kansas City

Opening the Door to Successful Language Acquisition

A Kansas City district with a large population of multilingual learners used English 3D and its explicit academic language routines to help students gain language confidence.

English 3D builds students’ competence and confidence through consistent instructional routines for academic vocabulary, discussion, and writing. Students prove it through their vibrant classroom discourse.

Dr. Kate Kinsella

Author, English 3D

The Right Materials to 
Support Every Classroom


Relevant and Rigorous Content

Multilingual learners will see themselves reflected in authentic texts that reach grade level and beyond. Teaching supports maintain high expectations while ensuring students have appropriate scaffolding to tackle complex material.

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Purposeful Language Development

Language functions and features are woven throughout English 3D lessons. Students actively use increasingly sophisticated language for authentic purposes, such as restating, elaborating, agreeing, and disagreeing.

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Meaningful Daily Interaction

Students “flex their language muscles” during daily peer and group interactions. Thoughtfully structured collaboration maximizes students’ time on task, ensures accurate responses, and requires attentive listening.

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Student Success in Hemet, California

Multilingual learners in the Hemet Unified School District achieved impressive language proficiency gains with English 3D. Read the full study.


45% Average percentage of students who gained one to two grade levels in reading proficiency from 2014–2019


+40 Average reading score increase on language proficiency test in one school year


+30 Average writing score increase on language proficiency test in one school year


Consistent, Embedded Instructional Routines

A consistent set of recursive instructional routines supports teachers in maximizing student engagement and accelerating language development, regardless of their expertise in teaching multilingual learners.

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Data Insights to Drive Outcomes

The English 3D assessment suite includes summative unit assessments, daily formative tasks, and performance-based assessments, providing the data insights teachers need to support each learner.

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Customized, Robust 
Professional Learning

Professional learning topics help teachers plan, teach, and assess using English 3D on Ed, the HMH learning platform. On Teacher’s Corner, teachers can access over 150 classroom videos of Dr. Kinsella and English 3D teachers modeling key instructional routines, along with personalized Teacher Success Pathways.

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The Power of Connected Teaching and Learning

Scaffolded writing assignments and tracking student progress are seamlessly integrated with English 3D on HMH’s learning platform, Ed.

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Support for All Skill Levels

Use Writable®, HMH's fully integrated writing tool, to incorporate formal writing assignments at three different levels of scaffolding. Lessons follow a gradual release model to help students move toward writing independence.

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Awards & Accolades

Codie Finalist Awards 1x1

2024 SIIA CODiE Finalist

Best Solution for English Language Learners

Ed Tech 2024 Cool Tool Finalist Awards 1x1

2024 EdTech Awards Cool Tool Finalist

Best Language Learning Solution

Codie 2023 Winner Awards 1x1

2023 SIIA CODiE Winner

HMH ELA K–12 Connected Curriculum: Best Suite of Connected/Integrated Solutions


Aligned to the WIDA Prime 2020 Standards Framework

Strong and Comprehensive Alignment in All Review Categories

Learn more about building multilingual learners’ confidence and proficiency.

Insights & Resources

English 3D: Research Evidence Base

  • Report Type: Research Evidence Base
  • Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, High
  • English Language Development

English 3D: Tigard-Tualatin School District

  • Report Type: Efficacy Study
  • Grade Level: Middle
  • Region: West
  • Promising Evidence
  • Literacy Curriculum
  • English Language Development
  • Intervention Curriculum

English 3D: Hemet Unified School District Quasi-Experimental and Correlational Studies

  • Report Type: Efficacy Study, Study Conducted by Third Party
  • Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, High
  • Region: West
  • Population: English Learners, Students with Disabilities
  • Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
  • District Urbanicity: Suburban
  • District Size: Large
  • Moderate Evidence
  • English Language Development

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Watch the 3 minute video on how this solution helped North Kansas City's EL students become stronger readers and writers, participate confidently in academic discussions, and prepare for future success in school and beyond.

Learn more about building multilingual learners’ confidence and proficiency.

English 3D Digital Walkthrough Guide

Explore the English 3D Digital Walkthrough Guide to see how English 3D on the Ed platform can support teachers and students thorough easy lesson planning, targeted support, and differentiated learning.

English 3D Instructional Sampler

Explore the English 3D Instructional Sampler to see everything English 3D has to offer instructors and students.

English Learners into HMH Intervention Solutions Placement Guide

Thank you! We hope this guide will be helpful as you explore ways to integrate multilingual support and strategies.

See Our WIDA Prime English Language Development Standards Framework