Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now Kit

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  • Grade: 1-2
  • Guided Reading Level: F-M
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Item: 9370
  • ISBN: 9780743993708
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, photographs, and other materials to engage students in understanding how different types of careers have changed over time. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about the past and promote critical thinking as they analyze past and present policemen, doctors, teachers, firefighters, librarians, sanitation workers, actors, farmers, fishers, and more!

Appropriately leveled content makes this a great resource for differentiating instruction for multiple reading levels. The Teacher's Guide equips teachers with easy-to-use lesson plans for each book, activity sheets, and document-based assessments. Digital resources include PDF versions and audio recordings of each book to improve fluency and support English language learners.

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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: My Community Then and Now 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.

Firefighters Then and Now 6-Pack

Firefighters Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.7

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10387


Firefighting is an important and very dangerous job. Readers explore firefighting techniques and firefighting equipment from the past and present in this fascinating book.

Police Then and Now 6-Pack

Police Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10388


In this exciting book, readers will learn the history of police officers and law enforcement. A look into the past helps readers compare and contrast the way police officers do their jobs today.

Doctors Then and Now 6-Pack

Doctors Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.8

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10389


Discover the impact and importance of doctors in this interesting book that uses examples of physicals, surgeons, and medical tools from the past to show the differences and similarities between medicinal practice throughout the years.

Nurses Then and Now 6-Pack

Nurses Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.8

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10390


In this important nonfiction book, young readers take a trip back in time to learn the differences between nursing in the past and nursing today.

Teachers Then and Now 6-Pack

Teachers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10391


What would school be like without a teacher? Readers explore the teaching profession in this delightful book that uses charming images from past and present to teach readers the similarities and differences between teaching then and now.

Librarians Then and Now 6-Pack

Librarians Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.7

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10392


This appealing nonfiction book allows readers to discover the many important aspects of working as a librarian. Readers will be introduced to the similarities and differences of libraries from the past and present through a brief history of libraries.

Firefighters Then and Now 6-Pack

Police Then and Now 6-Pack

Doctors Then and Now 6-Pack

Nurses Then and Now 6-Pack

Teachers Then and Now 6-Pack

Librarians Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.7

$48.99

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Level: 2.8

$48.99

Level: 1.8

$48.99

Level: 2.7

$48.99

Level: 1.7

$48.99

Item Number: 10387

Item Number: 10388

Item Number: 10389

Item Number: 10390

Item Number: 10391

Item Number: 10392

Farmers Then and Now 6-Pack

Farmers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.5

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10393


What was being a farmer like in the past? Readers can find out in this refreshing book that compares farming and farming equipment of today with farming of the past.

Fishers Then and Now 6-Pack

Fishers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.5

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10394


Fishing is one of the oldest jobs around! Readers can explore the long history of fishing, the evolution of fishing tools over time, and the development of the modern-day fishing industry.

Theater Actors Then and Now 6-Pack

Theater Actors Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.9

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10395


Theater has been around for many years and people still enjoy going to the theater today! In this exciting book, young readers will learn about the history of theater and the various roles that are involved.

Writers Then and Now 6-Pack

Writers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10396


Learn about how writing has changed--and stayed the same--over the years in this engaging book that features vivid images and examples of books, bookbinders, the Gutenberg Press, and more.

Postal Workers Then and Now 6-Pack

Postal Workers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.8

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10397


Readers learn about the Postal Service in this enjoyable book that uses examples from the past and the present to allow children to compare and contrast.

Sanitation Workers Then and Now 6-Pack

Sanitation Workers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.8

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10398


Our communities would be a very dirty place without the help from sanitation workers. This fascinating nonfiction book allows readers to appreciate the hard work that goes into waste management.

Farmers Then and Now 6-Pack

Fishers Then and Now 6-Pack

Theater Actors Then and Now 6-Pack

Writers Then and Now 6-Pack

Postal Workers Then and Now 6-Pack

Sanitation Workers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.5

$48.99

Level: 1.5

$48.99

Level: 2.9

$48.99

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Level: 1.8

$48.99

Level: 2.8

$48.99

Item Number: 10393

Item Number: 10394

Item Number: 10395

Item Number: 10396

Item Number: 10397

Item Number: 10398

Bank Tellers Then and Now 6-Pack

Bank Tellers Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.6

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10399


Bank tellers have an important job--they help keep our money safe. In this appealing book, readers learn about the differences and similarities between bank tellers from the past and present.

Store Clerks Then and Now 6-Pack

Store Clerks Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10400


Store clerks work hard to sell goods to their customers every day. Readers learn about the responsibilities, similarities, and differences of store clerks from past and present in this appealing book.

Community Leaders Then and Now 6-Pack

Community Leaders Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Grade: 1

Item Number: 10401


Leaders come in a variety of forms! Through examples of leaders from the past, as well as from the present who have made important impacts in their communities, readers discover that being a leader makes a big difference!

Government Leaders Then and Now 6-Pack

Government Leaders Then and Now 6-Pack

Level: 2.9

$48.99

Grade: 2

Item Number: 10402


There are government leaders all over the world that work at the city, state, and national level. This captivating book will allow readers to learn about various jobs in government including politician, statesmen, governor, and mayor.

Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now Add-on Pack

Level: 1.5-2.9

$119.99

Grade: 1-2

Item Number: 10724


Supplement your reading program and expand your classroom library with additional copies of each book included in the My Community Then and Now kit.

Bank Tellers Then and Now 6-Pack

Store Clerks Then and Now 6-Pack

Community Leaders Then and Now 6-Pack

Government Leaders Then and Now 6-Pack

Primary Source Readers: My Community Then and Now Add-on Pack

Level: 2.6

$48.99

Level: 1.6

$48.99

Level: 1.9

$48.99

Level: 2.9

$48.99

Level: 1.5-2.9

$119.99

Item Number: 10399

Item Number: 10400

Item Number: 10401

Item Number: 10402

Item Number: 10724

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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