Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

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  • Grade: 3-4
  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • ISBN: 9781433350399
  • Language: English
Description

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit includes eight nonfiction titles, each paired with a related biography. Key social studies concepts connect each pair and build critical thinking as students analyze significant people and events. These high-interest books will engage students in learning the history of Texas, from the exploration of Texas, to the Texas Revolution, to 21st century Texas.

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit includes:

  • Books - 16 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • 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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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: Texas History 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.

American Indians in Texas 6-Pack

American Indians in Texas 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16061


This captivating book explores the Texas history and the history of American Indians and how each group found different ways to live on the region they inhabited. Readers will learn about a variety of tribes and discover how they struggled to survive.

Caddo and Comanche 6-Pack

Caddo and Comanche 6-Pack

Level: 3.2

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16062


The Caddo and Comanche were two of the largest American Indian groups living in Texas before European contact. Explore the history of the Caddo and Comanche, how they adapted to colonists and settlers, and the impact they made on Texas history.

Finding Texas 6-Pack

Finding Texas 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16063


Readers get to discover early Texas history in this fascinating nonfiction book that uses colorful images, intriguing facts, supportive text, and an accommodating glossary, index, and table of contents to introduce readers to various explorers.

La Salle 6-Pack

La Salle 6-Pack

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16064


René-Robert Cavelier, or Sieur de La Salle, grew up in France dreaming of adventures in distant lands! This exciting biography allows readers to explore new worlds with La Salle as they read about his fascinating life.

The Colonization of Texas 6-Pack

The Colonization of Texas 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16065


Through supportive text, vivid images, a helpful glossary, index, table of contents, and engaging sidebars and facts, readers will learn about Texas history, Texas colonization, the missions in Texas, Stephen F. Austin, and The Alamo.

Stephen F. Austin 6-Pack

Stephen F. Austin 6-Pack

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16066


Stephen F. Austin grew up to become known as the Father of Texas. Readers can learn about his interesting and incredible life in this appealing biography that highlights both Austin's life and Texas history.

American Indians in Texas 6-Pack

Caddo and Comanche 6-Pack

Finding Texas 6-Pack

La Salle 6-Pack

The Colonization of Texas 6-Pack

Stephen F. Austin 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Level: 3.2

$48.99

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Item Number: 16061

Item Number: 16062

Item Number: 16063

Item Number: 16064

Item Number: 16065

Item Number: 16066

The Texas Revolution 6-Pack

The Texas Revolution 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16067


In 1833, American and Tejano colonists wanted independence from the Mexican government. Through a bloody Texas Revolution, the independent Republic of Texas was born!

Leaders in the Texas Revolution 6-Pack

Leaders in the Texas Revolution 6-Pack

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16068


During the Texas Revolution, many leaders emerged. This captivating biography allows readers to learn about the incredible accomplishments of these people and what they did to make an impact on the Texas Revolution.

The Annexation of Texas 6-Pack

The Annexation of Texas 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16069


Readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this fascinating title that introduces them to Texas history, the Texas Revolution, and the Mexican-American War.

Sam Houston 6-Pack

Sam Houston 6-Pack

Level: 3.2

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16070


Sam Houston lived a unique and exciting life. This captivating biography focuses on Houston's life and how he became the only person to be president of a republic, a United States senator, and the governor of two different states.

War, Cattle, and Cowboys 6-Pack

War, Cattle, and Cowboys 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16071


After Texas joined the United States in 1845, Texas began to form its own identity. This new identity centered on the rise of the Texas cattle industry and the growing legend of the Texas cowboy.

Lizzie Johnson 6-Pack

Lizzie Johnson 6-Pack

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16072


This interesting and inspiring biography highlights the life of Lizzie as she made her way to being one of the most famous cattle ranchers of her time. Through the appealing images and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Lizzie's journey.

The Texas Revolution 6-Pack

Leaders in the Texas Revolution 6-Pack

The Annexation of Texas 6-Pack

Sam Houston 6-Pack

War, Cattle, and Cowboys 6-Pack

Lizzie Johnson 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Level: 3.2

$48.99

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Item Number: 16067

Item Number: 16068

Item Number: 16069

Item Number: 16070

Item Number: 16071

Item Number: 16072

Lyndon B. Johnson 6-Pack

Lyndon B. Johnson 6-Pack

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16073


Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Texas in the early 1900s. This appealing biography highlights Johnson's life as he represented Texas in the United States Congress for 24 years and became the 36th President of the United States.

Texas Today 6-Pack

Texas Today 6-Pack

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16074


Intrigue readers as they learn about major Texas industries through colorful images and captivating facts. Children will learn about NASA, various types of music found in Texas, and even about the most popular Texas sports!

George W. Bush 6-Pack

George W. Bush 6-Pack

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Grade: 3

Item Number: 16075


This biography allows readers to discover the life of George W. Bush and explore some the impacts he made as president through acts like No Child Left Behind. Readers will also learn of the many unexpected challenges Bush faced.

Texas in the 20th Century 6-Pack

Texas in the 20th Century 6-Pack

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Grade: 4

Item Number: 16210


This fascinating title is a great introduction to Texas history, Texas social life and customs, and Texas economic conditions throughout the 20th century.

Primary Source Readers: Texas History  Add-on Pack

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Add-on Pack

Level: 3.2-4.7

$119.99

Grade: 3-4

Item Number: 16343


Supplement your reading program and expand your classroom library with additional copies of each book included in the Texas History kit.

Lyndon B. Johnson 6-Pack

Texas Today 6-Pack

George W. Bush 6-Pack

Texas in the 20th Century 6-Pack

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Add-on Pack

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Level: 4.7

$48.99

Level: 3.3

$48.99

Level: 4.6

$48.99

Level: 3.2-4.7

$119.99

Item Number: 16073

Item Number: 16074

Item Number: 16075

Item Number: 16210

Item Number: 16343

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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