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Use the primary sources, literary and historical texts, simulations, and reader's theater scripts found in products from Teacher Created Materials to deepen students' content knowledge and build critical-thinking skills.

 

Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Bring social studies to life by integrating authentic primary source documents that stand out against the normal backdrop of textbooks and worksheets.

These resources provide students with a more comprehensive understanding of historical events through primary source documents such as maps, letters, photographs, political cartoons, and more. Primary Sources was developed by Teacher Created Materials to help teachers integrate engaging, authentic resources into the classroom that capture students' curiosity about the past. Students will naturally begin to use critical thinking to analyze historical events.

Available for Grades K-12.

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Primary Sources

Primary Source Readers

Develop students' curiosity about the past while building content knowledge and reading and writing skills.

Filled with high-interest, nonfiction content and fascinating photos and source materials, these books are perfect for developing and improving students' social studies knowledge. Designed by Teacher Created Materials, this series brings the past to life and fosters content-area literacy through the use of reading and writing activities focused on social studies content.

Available for Grades 1-5.

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Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy

Differentiate instruction while spanning the four strands of social studies content to help build conceptual social studies knowledge.

These kits build literacy and social studies content knowledge with the use of high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books for kids. Designed by Teacher Created Materials, each kit features dynamic readers that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. Every lesson offers multiple opportunities to foster curiosity, study relationships, and reflect on new learning.

Available for Grades K-3.

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Primary Source Readers Focus On

Take an in-depth look at key Social Studies topics and explore the past while building content knowledge and reading and writing skills.

Filled with content-rich, age-appropriate books that complement social studies and language arts curricula, these books are the perfect tool to develop and improve students' social studies knowledge. Developed by Teacher Created Materials, this series delves into specific social studies topics that help bring the past to life and fosters content-area literacy through the use of reading and writing activities.

Available for Grades 4-8.

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Teaching through Text Sets

Provide a staircase of complexity with authentic fiction and nonfiction texts in multiple genres and modalities.

Teacher Created Materials compiled these complex texts to improve content-area knowledge and English language arts skills used for communicating that knowledge. Students will build content knowledge, analyze craft and structure, and integrate knowledge and ideas.

Available for Grades 1-8.

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Leveled Texts for Differentiated Content-Area Literacy

Reach students of diverse ability levels and provide opportunities for learning skills within social studies content areas.

Each kit in this Teacher Created Materials series provides identical social studies content at four different reading levels. Each text selection is paired with differentiated social studies lessons that allow teachers to quickly and easily integrate social studies and language arts. Standards-based interactive whiteboard activities engage students and help them build historical and higher-order thinking skills.

Available for Grades 4-12.

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Building Fluency through Reader's Theater

Develop students' fluency in reading using engaging scripts, poems, and songs!

Teacher Created Materials' research-based reading series is designed to teach reading, listening, and speaking skills through the performance of colorful scripts and focused instruction. Students will improve fluency and comprehension by reading and rereading the engaging scripts, which are based on quality literature and a performance-based learning format. The differentiated scripts ensure that students of all reading levels can fully participate. This is the perfect classroom resource to address the needs of varied readers!

Available for Grades PK-6.

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Professional Resources from Shell Education

Easy-to-use classroom and professional resources that provide real solutions for teachers in today's classrooms.

Available for Grades K-12.

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