Primary Source Readers Focus On: African Americans Kit

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  • Grade: 4-5
  • Guided Reading Level: O-T
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item: 15075
  • ISBN: 9781433340758
  • Language: English

Investigate the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in United States history, from the hardships of slavery to the election of the nation's first African American president. The high-interest differentiated books in this kit make it a great resource for differentiating instruction and encouraging content-area literacy.

Focus On: African Americans kit includes:

  • Books - 6 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book in print and digital formats; leveled pairs for differentiation
  • Primary Sources in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide with lesson plans for each book, activity sheets, multiple-choice quizzes, and document-based assessments
  • Digital resources including primary sources, PDF versions of each book, and student reproducibles
  • Interactiv-eBooks to engage students and extend the reading experience
  • Audio recordings of each book to improve fluency and support English language learners

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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

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.

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


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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