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Primary Source Readers

Overview

Featuring research and standards-based resources, this series was developed by Teacher Created Materials to provide teachers with the perfect mix of social studies content to help students understand events from history while building social studies literacy.

  • Differentiate instruction, develop academic vocabulary, and increase comprehension of influential historical events with leveled books connected by a similar theme.
  • Plan instruction easily and efficiently by utilizing intricate timelines provided for each unit, paired with standards-based learning objectives and engaging reading and writing activities outlined in the Teacher's Guide.
  • Gain insight into students' learning through assessment options provided in the Teacher's Guide.
  • Increase student engagement by integrating technology into instruction with audio files of each book to model fluent reading, Interactiv-eBooks (not included in all levels), and additional digital resources.
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In the Classroom

  1. Variety of differentiated texts.
  2. Document-based assessments.
  3. Content-area literacy instruction.
  4. Multimodal learning.

Perfect Mix

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Perfect Mix
In Action

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Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now Kit

Grade: 1-2 $659.99
ISBN: 9780743993708

Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now Kit

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: F-M
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • ISBN: 9780743993708

Price: $659.99

These books highlight careers and are paired using key social studies concepts. The inclusion of multiple reading levels within one kit makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction.

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433315862

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • ISBN: 9781433315862

Price: $769.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433325694

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • ISBN: 9781433325694

Price: $769.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2 $819.99
ISBN: 9781493825479

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2

  • Lexile: 350L-550L
  • Guided Reading Level: G-M
  • Interest Level: 2
  • ISBN: 9781493825479

Price: $819.99

Discover the rich history of Georgia with this series that promotes content area literacy in the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on Georgia state studies.

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433350399

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • ISBN: 9781433350399

Price: $769.99

These high-interest books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433372063

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • ISBN: 9781433372063

Price: $769.99

These high-interest, Spanish-translated books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differenti

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4 $819.99
ISBN: 9781493816392

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4

  • Lexile: 560L-690L
  • Guided Reading Level: R-V
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • ISBN: 9781493816392

Price: $819.99

Bring history to life with these enthralling informational texts that explore what life was like during Florida's early years. This comprehensive kit transforms words on a page into an intimate glimpse into the past with primary sources.

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4 $864.99
ISBN: 9781425832308

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4

  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • ISBN: 9781425832308

Price: $864.99

Discover the rich history of California with this series that promotes content area literacy in the 4 strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on California state studies.

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5 $659.99
ISBN: 9780743904278

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: M-R
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • ISBN: 9780743904278

Price: $659.99

This kit covers a variety of cultures from around the world, using key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each pair of books. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5 $659.99
ISBN: 9780743906593

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: N-S
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • ISBN: 9780743906593

Price: $659.99

Covering the course of modern history, these books use key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit also make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433350009

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: P-U
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • ISBN: 9781433350009

Price: $769.99

This kit covers topics from World history, using key social studies concepts and related biographies and profiles to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5 $864.99
ISBN: 9781493830688

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 520L-720L
  • Guided Reading Level: S-U
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • ISBN: 9781493830688

Price: $864.99

Engage your students with these intriguing historical accounts of America's Early Years. These texts breathe life into history by transforming the words on a page into an intimate glimpse of the past with primary source documents.

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5 $864.99
ISBN: 9781493837908

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 530L-750L
  • Guided Reading Level: T-W
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • ISBN: 9781493837908

Price: $864.99

Engage your students with intriguing historical accounts of America in the 1800s. Build literacy skills and social studies knowledge with readers that feature primary sources documents.

Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now Kit

Grade: 1-2 $659.99
ISBN: 9780743993708

Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now Kit

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: F-M
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • ISBN: 9780743993708

Price: $659.99

These books highlight careers and are paired using key social studies concepts. The inclusion of multiple reading levels within one kit makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction.

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433315862

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • ISBN: 9781433315862

Price: $769.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2 $819.99
ISBN: 9781493825479

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2

  • Lexile: 350L-550L
  • Guided Reading Level: G-M
  • Interest Level: 2
  • ISBN: 9781493825479

Price: $819.99

Discover the rich history of Georgia with this series that promotes content area literacy in the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on Georgia state studies.

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433350399

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • ISBN: 9781433350399

Price: $769.99

These high-interest books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4 $819.99
ISBN: 9781493816392

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4

  • Lexile: 560L-690L
  • Guided Reading Level: R-V
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • ISBN: 9781493816392

Price: $819.99

Bring history to life with these enthralling informational texts that explore what life was like during Florida's early years. This comprehensive kit transforms words on a page into an intimate glimpse into the past with primary sources.

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4 $864.99
ISBN: 9781425832308

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4

  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • ISBN: 9781425832308

Price: $864.99

Discover the rich history of California with this series that promotes content area literacy in the 4 strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on California state studies.

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5 $659.99
ISBN: 9780743904278

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: M-R
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • ISBN: 9780743904278

Price: $659.99

This kit covers a variety of cultures from around the world, using key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each pair of books. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5 $659.99
ISBN: 9780743906593

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: N-S
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • ISBN: 9780743906593

Price: $659.99

Covering the course of modern history, these books use key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit also make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433350009

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: P-U
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • ISBN: 9781433350009

Price: $769.99

This kit covers topics from World history, using key social studies concepts and related biographies and profiles to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5 $864.99
ISBN: 9781493830688

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 520L-720L
  • Guided Reading Level: S-U
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • ISBN: 9781493830688

Price: $864.99

Engage your students with these intriguing historical accounts of America's Early Years. These texts breathe life into history by transforming the words on a page into an intimate glimpse of the past with primary source documents.

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5 $864.99
ISBN: 9781493837908

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 530L-750L
  • Guided Reading Level: T-W
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • ISBN: 9781493837908

Price: $864.99

Engage your students with intriguing historical accounts of America in the 1800s. Build literacy skills and social studies knowledge with readers that feature primary sources documents.

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433325694

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • ISBN: 9781433325694

Price: $769.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4 $769.99
ISBN: 9781433372063

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • ISBN: 9781433372063

Price: $769.99

These high-interest, Spanish-translated books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differenti

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