Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)
Guided Rd. Level E-M
Interest Level K-4
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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Readers in the Kit
Alexander Graham Bell (Spanish; AmBios) 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.
Amelia Earhart: Un vuelo hacia la aventura (Flying into Adventure) 6-Pack
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.
Wilma Rudolph 6-Pack
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.
Annie Oakley 6-Pack
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.
Thomas Jefferson: Declarar nuestra libertad (Declaring Our Freedom) 6-Pack
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 (Spanish; AmBios) 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.
Martin Luther King Jr. (Spanish; 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.
César Chávez 6-Pack
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.
Neil Armstrong 6-Pack
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.
Daniel Boone: Dentro del bosque (Into the Wild) 6-Pack
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!
Sojourner Truth: Un camino a la libertad (A Path to Freedom) 6-Pack
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: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Add-on Pack (Spanish)
Add additional copies of each book included in the Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) kit with this Add-on Pack.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Spanish; 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.
Clara Barton: El ángel del campo de batalla (Angel of the Battlefield) 6-Pack
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: Sembrar ideas (Planting Ideas) 6-Pack
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."
Jackie Robinson 6-Pack
This biography introduces readers to Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Harriet Tubman: Liderar a los esclavos a la libertad (Leading Slaves to Freedom) 6-Pack
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.
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