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: 3-10
  • 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.


Series highlights include:

  • 6 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book in print and digital formats, leveled pairs for differentiation
  • Teacher's Guide with lesson plans for each book, activity sheets, multiple-choice quizzes, and document-based assessments
  • Interactiv-eBooks to engage students and extend the reading experience
  • Audio Recordings of each book to improve fluency and support English language learners

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

Develop content-area literacy with content-rich books. Each kit allows teachers to address multiple reading levels with high-interest books organized into leveled pairs and connected by a common theme.

Teacher's Guide

Combine effective reading instruction through the social studies content area with standards-based lessons. Each set of books has one nonfiction reading skill, one nonfiction writing genre, and a social studies objective on which the lessons are focused. This series offers multiple assessment opportunities:

  • Multiple-choice quizzes
  • Small-group observations
  • Analysis of written assignments
  • Unit assessments
  • Culminating activities

Teacher's Guide

Primary Sources

Provide students with a more intimate focus on the people who participated in United States history with primary sources. Each book is designed around primary sources that tell about the subject and help prepare students for document-based assessments.


Engage students with Interactiv-eBooks that offer a shared learning experience and include:

  • Page-turning functionality
  • Audio of text, glossary, index, and table of contents
  • 3 activities per book
  • Easy navigation
  • Word search
  • Embedded video clips

Audio Recordings

Professional audio recordings of books model fluent reading and provide struggling students access to the content.