Primary Source Readers: California Kit

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  • Grade: 4
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • ISBN: 9781425832308
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, maps, photographs, and other materials to engage students in learning the history of California, from the early exploration of California to 21st century California. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about California's rich past and promote critical thinking and literacy in the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. Appropriately leveled content makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction for multiple reading levels. Aligned to the new California Standards for reading and writing, the California State Social Studies Standards, the California State History-Social Science Framework, the NCSS C3 Framework, and other state and local standards, this kit prepares students for college and career.

Primary Source Readers: California Kit includes:

  • Nonfiction Readers - 18 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide with lesson plans
  • Interactiv-eBooks for each title
  • Professional audio recordings of books

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Primary Source Readers - 18 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book, 108 books total
  • Teacher's Guide with lesson plans that address social studies objectives and content-area reading and writing skills, and include document-based assessments and tips for differentiating instruction
  • Primary Sources in print and digital formats
  • Interactiv-eBooks to engage students, extend the reading experience with digital writing and comprehension activities, and build 21st century skills
  • Professional audio recordings of books to improve fluency and support English language learners
Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Books - 18 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book

The full-color, high-interest books feature original primary sources to engage students in learning the history of California while enriching content-area instruction across the four strands of social studies. The leveled texts offer instructional opportunities to guide students to increased fluency and comprehension of nonfiction text.

California's Indian Nations 6-Pack

California's Indian Nations 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28589


This primary source reader 6-Pack provides a rich background of three California tribes-the Tongva, the Yokuts, and the Yana. Intriguing primary source documents offer opportunities for students to think about historical events more critically.

Exploration of California 6-Pack

Exploration of California 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28590


Exploration of California 6-Pack provides teachers with a valuable classroom resource to engage students as they examine social studies content and develop critical literacy skills. Delve deeper into California's history with primary source documents.

California's Spanish Missions 6-Pack

California's Spanish Missions 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28591


Breathe life into the pages of history with this 6-Pack of primary source readers. Explore the history of California's missions through primary source documents that give students a better understanding of what life was like back then.

Junípero Serra: A Spanish Missionary 6-Pack

Junípero Serra: A Spanish Missionary 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28592


Introduce students to California's rich history with this text that profiles the life of Franciscan missionary Junípero Serra. This 6-Pack will engage students with intriguing primary source documents that breathe life into the pages of history.

Mexican Rule of California 6-Pack

Mexican Rule of California 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28593


Introduce students to California's rich history with this text that details the history of Alta California. This 6-Pack will engage students with intriguing primary source documents that breathe life into the pages of history.

Trails to California 6-Pack

Trails to California 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28594


Trails to California 6-Pack provides teachers with a valuable classroom resource to excite students as they examine social studies content and develop critical literacy skills. Delve deeper into California's history with primary source documents.

California's Indian Nations 6-Pack

Exploration of California 6-Pack

California's Spanish Missions 6-Pack

Junípero Serra: A Spanish Missionary 6-Pack

Mexican Rule of California 6-Pack

Trails to California 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.7

$43.99

Item Number: 28589

Item Number: 28590

Item Number: 28591

Item Number: 28592

Item Number: 28593

Item Number: 28594

The Gold Rush 6-Pack

The Gold Rush 6-Pack

Level: 4.8

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28595


The Gold Rush 6-Pack provides teachers with a valuable classroom resource to engage students as they examine social studies content and develop critical literacy skills. Delve deeper into California's history with primary source documents.

Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader 6-Pack

Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28596


Biddy Mason's life began as an enslaved person, but she became a successful nurse, midwife and land owner who influenced the city of Los Angeles. Learn more about her life through intriguing primary sources that will keep students engaged in reading.

California: Becoming a State 6-Pack

California: Becoming a State 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28597


Ignite students' curiosity about historical events with this engaging title! Featuring dynamic primary source documents, this 6-Pack details California's journey to statehood, and promotes social studies content literacy.

Crossing a Continent 6-Pack

Crossing a Continent 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28598


Ignite students' curiosity about historical events with this engaging text! Featuring dynamic primary sources, this 6-Pack details the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad, and promotes social studies content literacy.

Crossing Oceans: Immigrating to California 6-Pack

Crossing Oceans: Immigrating to California 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28599


Ignite students' curiosity about historical events with this engaging text! Featuring dynamic primary source documents, this title focuses on immigration to California from the gold rush to the end of the nineteenth century.

California: Towns to Cities 6-Pack

California: Towns to Cities 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28600


This primary source reader 6-Pack integrates literacy and social studies content and details the history of four major cities in California from the gold rush to the end of the 19th century: San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Fresno.

The Gold Rush 6-Pack

Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader 6-Pack

California: Becoming a State 6-Pack

Crossing a Continent 6-Pack

Crossing Oceans: Immigrating to California 6-Pack

California: Towns to Cities 6-Pack

Level: 4.8

$43.99

Level: 4.6

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Item Number: 28595

Item Number: 28596

Item Number: 28597

Item Number: 28598

Item Number: 28599

Item Number: 28600

California in the 20th Century 6-Pack

California in the 20th Century 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28601


Ignite students' curiosity about historical events with this engaging title! Featuring dynamic primary source documents, this 6-Pack promotes social studies content literacy with a focus on the history of California during the twentieth century.

California's Complex Water System 6-Pack

California's Complex Water System 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28602


Introduce students to California's complex water system with this nonfiction text! This 6-Pack will engage students with intriguing primary source documents that breathe life into the pages of history.

Education in California 6-Pack

Education in California 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28603


This intriguing title introduces students to California's school system, and provides teachers with a valuable classroom resource to excite students as they examine social studies content and develop critical literacy skills.

Californians Who Made a Difference 6-Pack

Californians Who Made a Difference 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28604


This nonfiction title introduces students to Californians who made a difference, and provides teachers with valuable classroom resources to engage students as they examine social studies content and develop critical literacy skills.

Governing the Golden State 6-Pack

Governing the Golden State 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28605


This 6-Pack introduces students to California's unique geography, and provides teachers with a valuable classroom resource to engage students as they examine social studies content and develop critical literacy skills.

Geography of California 6-Pack

Geography of California 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$43.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28606


This engaging 6-Pack introduces students to the history of California's state government, and provides teachers with a valuable classroom resource to engage students as they examine social studies content and develop critical literacy skills.

California in the 20th Century 6-Pack

California's Complex Water System 6-Pack

Education in California 6-Pack

Californians Who Made a Difference 6-Pack

Governing the Golden State 6-Pack

Geography of California 6-Pack

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.7

$43.99

Level: 4.9

$43.99

Level: 4.6

$43.99

Item Number: 28601

Item Number: 28602

Item Number: 28603

Item Number: 28604

Item Number: 28605

Item Number: 28606

Primary Source Readers: California  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: California Add-on Pack

Level:

$124.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 28551


Add nonfiction readers focused on California state studies to your classroom library with this Add-on Pack that includes one copy of each of the eighteen titles from the Primary Source Readers: California Kit.

Primary Source Readers: California Add-on Pack

Level:

$124.99

Item Number: 28551

Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide provides extensive details about each component in the kit. The teacher-friendly, comprehensive lesson plans focus on primary sources, and are organized with objectives, materials, discussion questions, suggestions for using the primary sources, extension ideas, pacing plans, and standards correlations. Historical background pages provide information about each of the primary sources being studied. Differentiation tips are embedded within each lesson.

Teacher's Guide

Interactiv-eBooks

Interactive-eBooks engage students, support diverse media instruction, and build 21st century skills. Interactive-eBooks are included for each title with embedded videos, activities (close reading, writing, comprehension), and annotation tools.

Audio Recordings

This kit includes professional audio recordings for each of the 18 titles that provide students with models for appropriate phrasing, intonation, and expression. The recordings can be used as a model of fluent reading to provide additional support for English language learners and to build fluency.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


Primary Source Readers WIDA Correlations

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