Primary Source Readers Focus On: Alexander Hamilton Kit

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  • Grade: 4-8
  • Lexile: 710L-850L
  • Guided Reading Level: V-W
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item: 27070
  • ISBN: 9781425863500
  • Language: English

Bring to life the people and places that influenced Alexander Hamilton using the books and lessons in this practical, easy-to-use kit. Each of the six full-color, high-interest texts focuses on a different aspect of Hamilton's life and engages students while enriching content-area instruction and building their critical-literacy skills. This resource also includes a lesson plan for each book with before-, during-, and after-reading activities that address reading, writing, and social studies standards with an emphasis on primary sources. Students can develop their technology skills through the integration of Interactiv-eBooks, which feature embedded videos and activities to support diverse media instruction. These resources are sure to draw students into the revolutionary life and times of Alexander Hamilton.

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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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