Primary Source Readers


This series was developed by Teacher Created Materials to provide teachers with the perfect mix of social studies content to help students comprehend historical events while building social studies literacy.

  • Leveled readers feature primary sources, high-interest content, and visually appealing layouts
  • Compelling nonfiction text develops academic vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency
  • Each reader has a teacher-designed lesson which addresses reading, writing, and social studies objectives and serves as a crucial bridge between literacy and social studies
  • Different assessment types provide multiple opportunities to check for understanding and develop students' document-based assessment skills
  • Increase student engagement by integrating technology into instruction with Interactiv-eBooks (not included in all levels), audio recordings of books, and additional digital resources

In the Classroom

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

Perfect Mix

Use Interactiv-eBooks and additional digital resources to enhance the learning experience.

Perfect Mix
In Action

In Action

Learn more about how Primary Source Readers will help you deliver social studies instruction that will stay with your students long after the school bell rings.

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Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards

Primary Source Readers WIDA Correlations

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