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Primary Source Readers

Seamlessly integrate social studies into language arts instruction.

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with these high-interest, content-rich readers. Cultivate students’ curiosity about historical events with dynamic primary sources that provide firsthand accounts of history that keep students engaged. Students will naturally use critical thinking to analyze history and make connections to the subject matter in unique ways through reading and writing activities focused on social studies content.

Primary Source Readers
Primary Source Readers


This series was developed by Teacher Created Materials to provide teachers with the perfect mix of social studies content to help students comprehend historical events while building social studies literacy.

  • Leveled readers feature primary sources, high-interest content, and visually appealing layouts
  • Compelling nonfiction text develops academic vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency
  • Each reader has a teacher-designed lesson which addresses reading, writing, and social studies objectives and serves as a crucial bridge between literacy and social studies
  • Different assessment types provide multiple opportunities to check for understanding and develop students' document-based assessment skills
  • Increase student engagement by integrating technology into instruction with Interactiv-eBooks (not included in all levels), audio recordings of books, and additional digital resources

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