Primary Source Readers

Overview

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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In the Classroom

  1. Content-area literacy instruction
  2. Document-based assessments
  3. Variety of differentiated texts
  4. Multimodal learning

Perfect Mix

Use Interactiv-eBooks and additional digital resources to enhance the learning experience.

Perfect Mix
In Action

In Action

Learn more about how Primary Source Readers will help you deliver social studies instruction that will stay with your students long after the school bell rings.

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Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit

Grade: K $899.99
Item Number: 18337

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit

Grade: K

  • Guided Reading Level: A-B
  • Interest Level: PK-2
  • Item Number: 18337
  • ISBN: 9781433373374

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: K $899.99
Item Number: 22423

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: K

  • Lexile: BR-90L
  • Guided Reading Level: A-B
  • Interest Level: PK-2
  • Item Number: 22423
  • ISBN: 9781493804238

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for kindergartenstudents.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit

Grade: 1 $899.99
Item Number: 17966

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit

Grade: 1

  • Guided Reading Level: E-K
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Item Number: 17966
  • ISBN: 9781433369667

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1 $899.99
Item Number: 22478

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1

  • Lexile: 300L-490L
  • Guided Reading Level: E-K
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Item Number: 22478
  • ISBN: 9781493804788

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for first grade students.

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2 $999.99
Item Number: 12586

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Item Number: 12586
  • ISBN: 9781433315862

Price: $999.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2 $999.99
Item Number: 13569

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Item Number: 13569
  • ISBN: 9781433325694

Price: $999.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit

Grade: 2 $999.99
Item Number: 17988

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit

Grade: 2

  • Guided Reading Level: I-M
  • Interest Level: 1-4
  • Item Number: 17988
  • ISBN: 9781433369889

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2 $819.99
Item Number: 24547

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2

  • Lexile: 350L-550L
  • Guided Reading Level: G-M
  • Interest Level: 2
  • Item Number: 24547
  • ISBN: 9781493825479

Price: $819.99

Discover the rich history of Georgia with this series that promotes content area literacy in the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on Georgia state studies.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 2 $999.99
Item Number: 22533

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 2

  • Lexile: 410L-560L
  • Guided Reading Level: I-M
  • Interest Level: 1-4
  • Item Number: 22533
  • ISBN: 9781493805334

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for second grade students.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit

Grade: 3 $999.99
Item Number: 18359

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit

Grade: 3

  • Lexile: 510L-650L
  • Guided Reading Level: L-P
  • Interest Level: 2-5
  • Item Number: 18359
  • ISBN: 9781433373596

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled informational texts featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3 $999.99
Item Number: 22588

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3

  • Lexile: 510L-650L
  • Guided Reading Level: L-P
  • Interest Level: 2-5
  • Item Number: 22588
  • ISBN: 9781493805884

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for third grade students.

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4 $819.99
Item Number: 16039

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Item Number: 16039
  • ISBN: 9781433350399

Price: $819.99

These high-interest books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4 $819.99
Item Number: 18206

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Item Number: 18206
  • ISBN: 9781433372063

Price: $819.99

These high-interest, Spanish-translated books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair.

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4 $819.99
Item Number: 23639

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4

  • Lexile: 560L-690L
  • Guided Reading Level: R-V
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 23639
  • ISBN: 9781493816392

Price: $819.99

Bring history to life with these enthralling informational texts that explore what life was like during Florida's early years. This comprehensive kit transforms words on a page into an intimate glimpse into the past with primary sources.

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4 $864.99
Item Number: 28550

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4

  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 28550
  • ISBN: 9781425832308

Price: $864.99

Discover the rich history of California with this series that promotes content area literacy in the 4 strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on California state studies.

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5 $849.99
Item Number: 10427

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: M-R
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item Number: 10427
  • ISBN: 9780743904278

Price: $849.99

This kit covers a variety of cultures from around the world, using key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each pair of books. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5 $849.99
Item Number: 10659

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: N-S
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Item Number: 10659
  • ISBN: 9780743906593

Price: $849.99

Covering the course of modern history, these books use key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit also make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Women in U.S. History Kit

Grade: 4-5 $449.99
Item Number: 15074

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Women in U.S. History Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 15074
  • ISBN: 9781433340741

Price: $449.99

Examine United States history through the lens of some of the most influential and courageous Americans: women! Follow the journey of women in U.S. history from the Founding Mothers to women in modern America.

Primary Source Readers Focus On: African Americans Kit

Grade: 4-5 $449.99
Item Number: 15075

Primary Source Readers Focus On: African Americans Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: O-T
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 15075
  • ISBN: 9781433340758

Price: $449.99

Investigate the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in United States history, from the hardships of slavery to the election of the nation's first African American president.

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5 $999.99
Item Number: 16000

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: P-U
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Item Number: 16000
  • ISBN: 9781433350009

Price: $999.99

This kit covers topics from World history, using key social studies concepts and related biographies and profiles to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5 $999.99
Item Number: 25068

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 520L-720L
  • Guided Reading Level: S-U
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item Number: 25068
  • ISBN: 9781493830688

Price: $999.99

Engage your students with these intriguing historical accounts of America's Early Years. These texts breathe life into history by transforming the words on a page into an intimate glimpse of the past with primary source documents.

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5 $999.99
Item Number: 25790

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 530L-750L
  • Guided Reading Level: T-W
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item Number: 25790
  • ISBN: 9781493837908

Price: $999.99

Engage your students with intriguing historical accounts of America in the 1800s. Build literacy skills and social studies knowledge with readers that feature primary sources documents.

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Alexander Hamilton Kit

Grade: 4-8 $449.99
Item Number: 27070

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Alexander Hamilton Kit

Grade: 4-8

  • Lexile: 710L-850L
  • Guided Reading Level: V-W
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 27070
  • ISBN: 9781425863500

Price: $449.99

Bring to life the people and places that influenced Alexander Hamilton using the books and lessons in this practical, engaging kit. Each of the high-interest texts provide authentic primary sources and enriching content to build critical-literacy skills.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit

Grade: K $899.99
Item Number: 18337

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit

Grade: K

  • Guided Reading Level: A-B
  • Interest Level: PK-2
  • Item Number: 18337
  • ISBN: 9781433373374

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit

Grade: 1 $899.99
Item Number: 17966

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit

Grade: 1

  • Guided Reading Level: E-K
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Item Number: 17966
  • ISBN: 9781433369667

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2 $999.99
Item Number: 12586

Primary Source Readers: American Biographies Kit

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Item Number: 12586
  • ISBN: 9781433315862

Price: $999.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit

Grade: 2 $999.99
Item Number: 17988

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit

Grade: 2

  • Guided Reading Level: I-M
  • Interest Level: 1-4
  • Item Number: 17988
  • ISBN: 9781433369889

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2 $819.99
Item Number: 24547

Primary Source Readers: Georgia Kit

Grade: 2

  • Lexile: 350L-550L
  • Guided Reading Level: G-M
  • Interest Level: 2
  • Item Number: 24547
  • ISBN: 9781493825479

Price: $819.99

Discover the rich history of Georgia with this series that promotes content area literacy in the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on Georgia state studies.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit

Grade: 3 $999.99
Item Number: 18359

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit

Grade: 3

  • Lexile: 510L-650L
  • Guided Reading Level: L-P
  • Interest Level: 2-5
  • Item Number: 18359
  • ISBN: 9781433373596

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and social studies content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled informational texts featuring dynamic primary sources that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics.

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4 $819.99
Item Number: 16039

Primary Source Readers: Texas History Kit

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Item Number: 16039
  • ISBN: 9781433350399

Price: $819.99

These high-interest books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4 $819.99
Item Number: 23639

Primary Source Readers: Florida Kit

Grade: 4

  • Lexile: 560L-690L
  • Guided Reading Level: R-V
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 23639
  • ISBN: 9781493816392

Price: $819.99

Bring history to life with these enthralling informational texts that explore what life was like during Florida's early years. This comprehensive kit transforms words on a page into an intimate glimpse into the past with primary sources.

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4 $864.99
Item Number: 28550

Primary Source Readers: California Kit

Grade: 4

  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 28550
  • ISBN: 9781425832308

Price: $864.99

Discover the rich history of California with this series that promotes content area literacy in the 4 strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. This kit comes with nonfiction readers focusing on California state studies.

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5 $849.99
Item Number: 10427

Primary Source Readers: World Cultures Through Time Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: M-R
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item Number: 10427
  • ISBN: 9780743904278

Price: $849.99

This kit covers a variety of cultures from around the world, using key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each pair of books. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5 $849.99
Item Number: 10659

Primary Source Readers: The 20th Century Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: N-S
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Item Number: 10659
  • ISBN: 9780743906593

Price: $849.99

Covering the course of modern history, these books use key social studies concepts and related biographies to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit also make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Women in U.S. History Kit

Grade: 4-5 $449.99
Item Number: 15074

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Women in U.S. History Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 15074
  • ISBN: 9781433340741

Price: $449.99

Examine United States history through the lens of some of the most influential and courageous Americans: women! Follow the journey of women in U.S. history from the Founding Mothers to women in modern America.

Primary Source Readers Focus On: African Americans Kit

Grade: 4-5 $449.99
Item Number: 15075

Primary Source Readers Focus On: African Americans Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: O-T
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 15075
  • ISBN: 9781433340758

Price: $449.99

Investigate the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in United States history, from the hardships of slavery to the election of the nation's first African American president.

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5 $999.99
Item Number: 16000

Primary Source Readers: World History Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Guided Reading Level: P-U
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Item Number: 16000
  • ISBN: 9781433350009

Price: $999.99

This kit covers topics from World history, using key social studies concepts and related biographies and profiles to connect each differentiated pair. Multiple reading levels within each kit make this a great resource for differentiating instruction!

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5 $999.99
Item Number: 25068

Primary Source Readers: America's Early Years Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 520L-720L
  • Guided Reading Level: S-U
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item Number: 25068
  • ISBN: 9781493830688

Price: $999.99

Engage your students with these intriguing historical accounts of America's Early Years. These texts breathe life into history by transforming the words on a page into an intimate glimpse of the past with primary source documents.

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5 $999.99
Item Number: 25790

Primary Source Readers: America in the 1800s Kit

Grade: 4-5

  • Lexile: 530L-750L
  • Guided Reading Level: T-W
  • Interest Level: 4-12
  • Item Number: 25790
  • ISBN: 9781493837908

Price: $999.99

Engage your students with intriguing historical accounts of America in the 1800s. Build literacy skills and social studies knowledge with readers that feature primary sources documents.

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Alexander Hamilton Kit

Grade: 4-8 $449.99
Item Number: 27070

Primary Source Readers Focus On: Alexander Hamilton Kit

Grade: 4-8

  • Lexile: 710L-850L
  • Guided Reading Level: V-W
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Item Number: 27070
  • ISBN: 9781425863500

Price: $449.99

Bring to life the people and places that influenced Alexander Hamilton using the books and lessons in this practical, engaging kit. Each of the high-interest texts provide authentic primary sources and enriching content to build critical-literacy skills.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: K $899.99
Item Number: 22423

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Kindergarten Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: K

  • Lexile: BR-90L
  • Guided Reading Level: A-B
  • Interest Level: PK-2
  • Item Number: 22423
  • ISBN: 9781493804238

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for kindergartenstudents.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1 $899.99
Item Number: 22478

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 1 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1

  • Lexile: 300L-490L
  • Guided Reading Level: E-K
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Item Number: 22478
  • ISBN: 9781493804788

Price: $899.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for first grade students.

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2 $999.99
Item Number: 13569

Primary Source Readers: Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 1-2

  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Item Number: 13569
  • ISBN: 9781433325694

Price: $999.99

Walk in the steps of Americans whose lives and influence are an important part of U.S. history.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 2 $999.99
Item Number: 22533

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 2 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 2

  • Lexile: 410L-560L
  • Guided Reading Level: I-M
  • Interest Level: 1-4
  • Item Number: 22533
  • ISBN: 9781493805334

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for second grade students.

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3 $999.99
Item Number: 22588

Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Grade 3 Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3

  • Lexile: 510L-650L
  • Guided Reading Level: L-P
  • Interest Level: 2-5
  • Item Number: 22588
  • ISBN: 9781493805884

Price: $999.99

Build literacy and content knowledge in all four social studies strands with the lessons and leveled, nonfiction Spanish books in this kit featuring primary sources. Bring history, civics, geography, and economics to life for third grade students.

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4 $819.99
Item Number: 18206

Primary Source Readers: La historia de Texas (Texas History) Kit (Spanish Version)

Grade: 3-4

  • Guided Reading Level: P-T
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Item Number: 18206
  • ISBN: 9781433372063

Price: $819.99

These high-interest, Spanish-translated books cover topics from Texas history with key social studies concepts and related biographies that connect each differentiated pair.

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