Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 1 Bundle
Interest Level K-3
This multi-text social studies series will delight your first grade students with its wide array of captivating texts and activities. From interactive Reader's Theater scripts to high-interest Primary Sources, Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 1 Bundle is a dynamic collection of digital and print resources bound to engage students and foster content-area literacy in meaningful ways. Specifically created to support and meet grade 1 TEKS and ELPS, this hands-on, ready-to-use bundle integrates social studies content with literacy skills, promoting fluency and developing students' curiosity through the Balanced Literacy approach. Students will develop their reading, writing, listening, observing, and speaking skills as they dive into the myriad informational texts.
Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 1 Bundle includes:
- Easy-to-use lesson plans, including a three-part reading strategy framework and document-based assessments
- High-interest leveled readers to engage students of all ability levels
- Grade-level appropriate, authentic primary sources including maps, letters, and newspaper articles
- 24 vibrant vocabulary concept cards with full-color images on the front and teaching suggestions on the back
- Fun, interactive student activities to reflect on new learning
- Digital resources to support 21st century learning and professional development
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Readers in the Kit
Eleanor Roosevelt (PSR AmBios) 6-Pack
In this fascinating biography, readers will learn about the amazing life of Eleanor Roosevelt as she strived for equality of all. Lively images and a timeline help show children Eleanor's inspiring journey.
Benjamin Franklin (PSR Am Bios) 6-Pack
Many people know that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity through lightning, but he was also a great inventor and helped write the Declaration of Independence! Young readers will learn about Franklin's life in this appealing biography.
Earning Money 6-Pack
Earning money is a fun and smart thing to do! With various examples of how to earn and save money, early readers are encouraged find ways to earn money for themselves!
Jobs Around Town 6-Pack
From police officers to dentists, mail carriers to teachers--everyone has an important role! With examples from both past and present and many engaging images and easy-to-read text, readers will be thoroughly immersed from cover to cover!
RT My Country: The Liberty Bell 6-Pack with Audio
Engage all students by acting out this leveled script about the history of the Liberty Bell! Assign differentiated roles based on students' individual reading abilities, so all students can perform, build fluency, and feel successful!
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag 6-Pack
The American flag is a symbol for freedom and unity. In this engaging nonfiction title, young readers learn a brief history of the American flag and are encouraged to learn and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Respect the Rules! 6-Pack
With examples from both past and present, early readers learn about the ways that rules help keep us safe and respectful of one another. Vibrant images in conjunction with engaging text provides readers with an inviting experience.
Be a Good Leader! 6-Pack
What does it take to be a good leader? Young readers will learn what it takes in this inspiring nonfiction title that features plenty of bright photos, easy-to-read engaging text, and vocabulary.
Getting Around School 6-Pack
In this informative title, early readers learn the basics of mapping out school--from where it is located in the neighborhood to the position of items in the classroom.
Saving and Spending 6-Pack
Readers are introduced to and encouraged to find the difference between what they need and what they want, and how to make wise choices based on those concepts.
Amazing Americans: Susan B. Anthony 6-Pack
Susan B. Anthony believed in equality for everyone. Readers will learn about her inspiring life and how she became known as an amazing American in this early biography that features vivid images and easy-to-read text.
Exploring Social Studies Texas: Grade 1 Add-on Pack
Add additional copies of Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 1 Bundle to your classroom with this add-on pack, which includes one of each book from the complete bundle.
RT My Country: Coming to America 6-Pack with Audio
Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while acting out this script! Teachers can get everyone involved by assigning leveled roles to specifically accommodate all reading levels. All students can improve fluency and feel successful!
RT My Country: The Star-Spangled Banner 6-Pack with Audio
Learn about the events that inspired the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner". In this script, students of various reading levels can act out six differentiated roles, allowing everyone to confidently participate and successfully build fluency!
Martin Luther King Jr. (AmBios) 6-Pack
Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in fighting for Civil Rights for all people. In this biography, readers will learn about his inspirational life as he fought for equality of African Americans through nonviolence.
What Makes a Town? 6-Pack
There are many different places and people that make up a town. Through colorful images and easy-to-read text, early readers learn the important aspects of town communities and are encouraged to look for some of the similarities in their own towns!
What Makes a Family? 6-Pack
Early readers discover the various kinds of families in this nonfiction title. Readers are encouraged to be aware of and embrace the differences in families through lovely images and engaging text.
Alexander Graham Bell (PSR Am Bios) 6-Pack
Alexander Graham Bell was always trying to invent new things! In this biography, readers will learn about Alexander's life as a teacher and inventor of such incredible inventions as the telephone, record player, and metal detector.
Happy Fourth of July! 6-Pack
In this nonfiction title, readers are introduced to the ideas of freedom and celebrations as they learn about the history of and the way that Americans continue to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Who Makes the Rules? 6-Pack
Give early readers a look into who determines the rules for various places--from the classroom to the entire country! With vivid images in conjunction with easy-to-read text, readers are encouraged to recognize and follow rules that impact their lives.
Be Fair! 6-Pack
What does it mean to be fair? Young readers will learn about various aspects about being a fair person--from respecting others to sharing. Children are encouraged to practice fairness in their everyday lives through supportive text and lively images.
Getting Around Town 6-Pack
Readers will learn the basics of how to read a map in this enlightening nonfiction title. With bright, clear images and helpful text, this book will have young readers engaged and excited to put their mapping skills to work!
Goods and Services Around Town 6-Pack
Early readers will be introduced to goods and services, what makes them different, and examples of each. This title features plenty of eye-catching images and new vocabulary.
Amazing Americans: Abraham Lincoln 6-Pack
In this engaging biographical title that features clear text and images, readers will learn about the amazing things that Abraham Lincoln did for the country during the Civil War and why he is considered a hero today.
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Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade K Bundle
Make history come alive for your students with this kindergarten bundle of leveled informational texts, ready-to-use lesson plans, and high-interest Primary Sources. Aligned to TEKS and ELPS, this collection builds content-area literacy in engaging ways.
Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade K Bundle (Spanish Version)
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Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 2 Bundle
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Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 2 Bundle (Spanish Version)
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Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 3 Bundle
Dive into social studies content with the comprehensive array of texts and activities offered in Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 3 Bundle. Aligned to TEKS and ELPS, this collection builds content-area literacy in engaging ways.
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Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 4 Bundle
Explore Texas's unique history and culture with captivating texts and activities highlighting the Lone Star State. Aligned to TEKS and ELPS, this collection builds content-area literacy in engaging ways.
Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 4 Bundle (Spanish Version)
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Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 5 Bundle
Watch your fifth grade students develop into independent thinkers as their global perspectives broaden with this multi-text social studies series. Aligned to TEKS and ELPS, this collection builds content-area literacy in engaging ways.
Exploring Social Studies: Texas Edition Grade 5 Bundle (Spanish Version)
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