Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

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  • Grade: 4-5
  • Lexile: 520L-720L
  • Guided Reading Level: S-U
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item: 25068
  • ISBN: 9781493830688
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy and breathe life into history by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, maps, photographs and other materials to provide readers with a unique insight to life during America's early years. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they analyze significant events in U.S. history, from the discovery and exploration of the New World, to the American Revolution and formation of a new government.

Appropriately leveled content makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction for multiple reading levels. The Teacher's Guide equips teachers with easy-to-use lesson plans for each book, activity sheets, and document-based assessments. Digital resources include PDF versions and audio recordings of each book to improve fluency and support English language learners. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career.

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 18 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book
  • Teacher's Guide with lessons that include reading, writing, and social studies objectives
  • Primary Sources in print and digital formats
  • Interactiv-eBooks
  • Digital Resources including books, primary sources to support texts, and student reproducibles
Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Books - 18 titles, 6 copies each plus lesson plan

Each leveled reader motivates students to want to read with high-interest content and engaging illustrations and photographs. The authentic reading experiences help students develop vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills.

American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements 6-Pack

American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25090


This primary source 6-Pack breathes life into early US history with primary source documents that introduce students to the diverse lifestyles of the west coast American Indians.

American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse 6-Pack

American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25091


Ignite a curiosity with this primary source 6-Pack that breathes life into the pages of history with real-life artifacts highlighting some of the fascinating aspects of Plains culture.

American Indians of the East: Woodland People 6-Pack

American Indians of the East: Woodland People 6-Pack

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25092


Spark a curiosity with this primary source 6-Pack that offers a glimpse on how life was truly like for the Woodland People - the diverse group of tribes that stretched along the Northeastern and Southeastern regions.

Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend 6-Pack

Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend 6-Pack

Level: 5.6

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25093


Bring a greater understanding to historical events with this informational 6-Pack filled with primary source documents as it examines Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend.

Early Explorers 6-Pack

Early Explorers 6-Pack

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25094


Excite students as they learn about the early explorers during the Age of Discovery. This primary source 6-Pack takes a look at some of these ambitious world travelers - from the Vikings, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, to Amerigo Vespucci.

Racing to Colonize the New World 6-Pack

Racing to Colonize the New World 6-Pack

Level: 4.5

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25095


Take your students on a trip with the early explorers searching for new routes with Racing to Colonize the New World primary source 6-Pack.

American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements 6-Pack

American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse 6-...

American Indians of the East: Woodland People 6-Pack

Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend 6-Pack

Early Explorers 6-Pack

Racing to Colonize the New World 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Level: 4.6

$54.99

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Level: 5.6

$54.99

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Level: 4.5

$54.99

Item Number: 25090

Item Number: 25091

Item Number: 25092

Item Number: 25093

Item Number: 25094

Item Number: 25095

The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans 6-Pack

The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25096


Students will learn more about the group that traveled across the Atlantic to create New England with this primary source 6-Pack that examines Puritan Society, including family life, Puritan women, town systems, and more.

The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World 6-Pack

The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World 6-Pack

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25097


Ignite an interest among your students as they delve deeper with this primary source 6-Pack that looks at The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World. Students will examine William Penn's contributions to life in the "New World."

The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13 6-Pack

The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13 6-Pack

Level: 4.8

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25098


Keep students engaged as they question and think about the formation of the southern colonies more critically with The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13 primary source 6-Pack.

Reasons for a Revolution 6-Pack

Reasons for a Revolution 6-Pack

Level: 4.8

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25099


Students will explore the rising tensions between the colonies and Great Britain with this primary source 6-Pack. It examines the ways England tried to control the colonists, how the colonies pushed back, and the "brewing" revolution.

The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom 6-Pack

The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom 6-Pack

Level: 5.6

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25100


The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom 6-Pack sparks a curiosity with students as they delve deeper with primary sources that offer a peek on how events were really like for someone living during the American Revolution.

Abigail Adams and the Women Who Shaped America 6-Pack

Abigail Adams and the Women Who Shaped America 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25101


Ignite a passion for past events as students delve deeper into the life of Abigail Adams and other revolutionary women who helped shaped America during the war with primary source 6-Pack.

The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans 6-Pack

The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World 6-Pack

The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13 6-Pack

Reasons for a Revolution 6-Pack

The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom 6-Pack

Abigail Adams and the Women Who Shaped America 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$54.99

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Level: 4.8

$54.99

Level: 4.8

$54.99

Level: 5.6

$54.99

Level: 4.6

$54.99

Item Number: 25096

Item Number: 25097

Item Number: 25098

Item Number: 25099

Item Number: 25100

Item Number: 25101

George Washington and the Men Who Shaped America 6-Pack

George Washington and the Men Who Shaped America 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25102


Spark a curiosity for past events with this primary source 6-Pack that offers significant clues on how George Washington and the people who shaped America lived back then.

Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man 6-Pack

Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25103


Get your students excited as they explore this primary source 6-Pack that offers a historical glimpse of what was life was like back then for the self-educated mathematician, scientist, and astronomer with Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man.

Forming a New Government 6-Pack

Forming a New Government 6-Pack

Level: 4.8

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25104


Fuel a curiosity for learning with this primary source 6-Pack that examines the rising tension among the American Colonies and Great Britain with Forming a New Government.

We the People: Founding Documents 6-Pack

We the People: Founding Documents 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25105


Breathe life into textbook pages with primary source materials with the We the People: Founding Documents 6-Pack. Students will explore some of the significant documents that helped shaped America.

Phillis Wheatley 6-Pack

Phillis Wheatley 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25890


Introduce your students to the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first African American writer published in the US. This 6-Pack breathes life into the pages of history with primary source documents.

Benjamin Franklin 6-Pack

Benjamin Franklin 6-Pack

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25892


This fascinating 6-Pack breathes life into history pages with primary source documents that profile the life of Benjamin Franklin, the talented inventor, politician, and writer who contributed to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

George Washington and the Men Who Shaped America 6-Pack

Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man 6-Pack

Forming a New Government 6-Pack

We the People: Founding Documents 6-Pack

Phillis Wheatley 6-Pack

Benjamin Franklin 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Level: 5.7

$54.99

Level: 4.8

$54.99

Level: 5.8

$54.99

Level: 4.9

$54.99

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Item Number: 25102

Item Number: 25103

Item Number: 25104

Item Number: 25105

Item Number: 25890

Item Number: 25892

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Add-on Pack

Level: 4.5-5.9

$149.99

Grade: 4-5

Item Number: 25122


This Add-On Pack offers an exciting mix of informational texts for your classroom library. Students will think about historical events more critically with these nonfiction texts that feature primary source material.

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Add-on Pack

Level: 4.5-5.9

$149.99

Item Number: 25122

Teacher's Guide

Primary Source Readers offers multiple opportunities to foster curiosity, study relationships, and reflect on new learning. The standards-based lessons serves as a crucial bridge between reading and writing and content-area material. Each pair of readers has one nonfiction reading skill and one writing skill on which the lessons are focused.

Teacher's Guide

Interactiv-eBooks

Interactiv-eBooks engage students, extend the reading experience with digital writing and comprehension activities, and build 21st-century skills.

Link to School Site License

Audio Recordings

Audio Recordings of books model fluent reading and support English language learners.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


Primary Source Readers WIDA Correlations

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