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Primary Source Readers

Cultivate curiosity about the past while building content-area knowledge and reading and writing skills.

Filled with high-interest, nonfiction content and fascinating photos and source materials, these books are perfect for developing students' social studies knowledge. This series brings the past to life and fosters content-area literacy through the use of 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 understand events from history while building social studies literacy.

  • Develop academic vocabulary and increase comprehension of historical events with leveled books connected by similar themes
  • Plan instruction easily and efficiently by utilizing intricate timelines provided for each unit, paired with standards-based learning objectives and engaging reading and writing activities
  • Comprehensive lesson plans address reading, writing, and social studies standards¬†with an emphasis on primary sources
  • Gain insight into students' learning through assessment options
  • 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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