Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

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  • Grade: 1-2
  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • ISBN: 9781433315862
  • Language: English
Description

Build literacy skills and social studies content-area literacy with dynamic primary sources! Students will think about historical events more critically with these primary source readers that feature letters, maps, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, and other types of primary source materials that breathe life into the pages of history and provide insight on what life was like back then. Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit focuses on the lives of significant Americans whose lives influenced U.S. history including Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, and more.

The nonfiction readers offer access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content, and contain text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The Teacher's Guide equips instructors with easy-to-use, comprehensive lesson plans that address reading, writing, and social studies standards with an emphasis on primary sources. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this Kit prepares students for college and career. Help students achieve social studies literacy with this comprehensive kit.

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 16 titles, 6 copies each, 24-32 pages per book
  • Teacher's Guide with lessons that include reading, writing, and social studies objectives
  • Primary Sources in print and digital formats
  • Interactiv-eBooks
  • Digital Resources including books, primary sources to support texts, and student reproducibles
Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Books - 16 titles, 6 copies each, 24-32 pages per book

Content-rich, age-appropriate readers complement social studies and language arts curricula. Each book in Primary Source Readers is designed around primary sources that tell about the subject and help prepare students for state and national tests with document-based questions.

Martin Luther King Jr. 6-Pack

Martin Luther King Jr. 6-Pack

Level: 2.9

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12637


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.

César Chávez 6-Pack

César Chávez 6-Pack

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12638


Young readers will learn the ways that César Chávez fought to protect the rights and lives of migrant workers in this inspiring biography that gives history behind protests and developments of unions that Chávez led.

Eleanor Roosevelt 6-Pack

Eleanor Roosevelt 6-Pack

Level: 2.6

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12639


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.

Clara Barton 6-Pack

Clara Barton 6-Pack

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12640


Clara Barton lived her life to help others. This inspiring biography introduces readers to the "Angel of the Battlefield" in the Civil War and how she spent her life caring for others on and off the battlefields.

George Washington Carver 6-Pack

George Washington Carver 6-Pack

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12641


George Washington Carver was born a slave and grew up to be a great botanist and inventor! Readers will learn why George was known as the "plant doctor" as a young boy, his strong desire to learn, and how he taught other farmers about crop rotation.

Alexander Graham Bell 6-Pack

Alexander Graham Bell 6-Pack

Level: 1.8

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12642


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.

Martin Luther King Jr. 6-Pack

César Chávez 6-Pack

Eleanor Roosevelt 6-Pack

Clara Barton 6-Pack

George Washington Carver 6-Pack

Alexander Graham Bell 6-Pack

Level: 2.9

$48.99

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Level: 2.6

$48.99

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Level: 1.8

$48.99

Item Number: 12637

Item Number: 12638

Item Number: 12639

Item Number: 12640

Item Number: 12641

Item Number: 12642

Amelia Earhart 6-Pack

Amelia Earhart 6-Pack

Level: 2.5

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12643


Young readers will be inspired by this biography about the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. The appealing images, helpful text, and supportive timeline, glossary, table of contents, and index combine to create an engaging experience.

Neil Armstrong 6-Pack

Neil Armstrong 6-Pack

Level: 1.7

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12644


On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to ever walk on the moon! Readers will be engaged from cover to cover as they learn about Armstrong's inspirational career as an astronaut in this biography.

Jackie Robinson 6-Pack

Jackie Robinson 6-Pack

Level: 2.8

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12645


This biography introduces readers to Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Wilma Rudolph 6-Pack

Wilma Rudolph 6-Pack

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12646


In this inspiring biography, readers will learn about the life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics. Readers will feel engaged and inspired as they read about Rudolph's incredible journey.

Thomas Jefferson 6-Pack

Thomas Jefferson 6-Pack

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12647


Thomas Jefferson was a great American who helped the United States win its freedom from England. Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence and later went on to become the third president of the United States.

Benjamin Franklin 6-Pack

Benjamin Franklin 6-Pack

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12648


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.

Amelia Earhart 6-Pack

Neil Armstrong 6-Pack

Jackie Robinson 6-Pack

Wilma Rudolph 6-Pack

Thomas Jefferson 6-Pack

Benjamin Franklin 6-Pack

Level: 2.5

$48.99

Level: 1.7

$48.99

Level: 2.8

$48.99

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Item Number: 12643

Item Number: 12644

Item Number: 12645

Item Number: 12646

Item Number: 12647

Item Number: 12648

Annie Oakley 6-Pack

Annie Oakley 6-Pack

Level: 2.5

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12649


Readers will love this exciting biography about the famous cowgirl, Annie Oakley! Through colorful images, helpful text, glossary, index, and timeline of Annie's life, readers will discover the amazing things that Annie could do.

Daniel Boone 6-Pack

Daniel Boone 6-Pack

Level: 1.5

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12650


Daniel Boone is often known for a coonskin cap, but more than that, he was one of America's greatest explorers! Readers will learn about Daniel's adventurous life in this fascinating book!

Harriet Tubman 6-Pack

Harriet Tubman 6-Pack

Level: 2.6

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 12651


In this biographical book, young readers will learn about the brave life of Harriet Tubman. Discover how Tubman bravely escaped from her life as a slave and how she helped hundreds of other slaves into freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Sojourner Truth 6-Pack

Sojourner Truth 6-Pack

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 12652


Featuring a timeline of Sojourner's life, a glossary, and an index working in conjunction with vibrant images and supportive text, young readers will be inspired by Sojourner's life as an abolitionist and suffragist.

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Add-on Pack

Level: 1.5-2.9

$119.99

Grade: 1-2

Item Number: 12685


Supplement your reading program and expand your classroom library with additional copies of each book included in the American Biographies kit.

Annie Oakley 6-Pack

Daniel Boone 6-Pack

Harriet Tubman 6-Pack

Sojourner Truth 6-Pack

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Add-on Pack

Level: 2.5

$48.99

Level: 1.5

$48.99

Level: 2.6

$48.99

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Level: 1.5-2.9

$119.99

Item Number: 12649

Item Number: 12650

Item Number: 12651

Item Number: 12652

Item Number: 12685

Teacher's Guide

Primary Source Readers offers multiple opportunities to foster curiosity, study relationships, and reflect on new learning. The standards-based lessons serve as a crucial bridge between reading and writing and content-area material. Each pair of readers has one nonfiction reading skill and one writing skill on which the lessons are focused.

Teacher's Guide

Interactiv-eBooks

Three kits from this series include an Interactiv-eBook for each title. These kits are:

  • American Biographies
  • Texas History
  • World History

Audio Recordings

Audio recordings of books model fluent reading and support English language learners.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


Primary Source Readers WIDA Correlations

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