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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 understand events from history while building social studies literacy.

  • Develop academic vocabulary and increase comprehension of historical events with leveled books connected by similar themes
  • 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
  • Comprehensive lesson plans address reading, writing, and social studies standards with an emphasis on primary sources
  • Gain insight into students' learning through assessment options
  • 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 modify the reading experience.

Perfect Mix
In Action

In Action

See how Primary Source Readers from Teacher Created Materials can work in your classroom!

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Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards

Primary Source Readers WIDA Correlations

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