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Discovery Links Social Studies

Grades K to 5

Expand Students' Horizons with ALL NEW 2020 Discovery Links Social Studies—Aligned to the C3 Framework and ELA Standards!

Integrate Civics, Economics, Geography, and History Concepts into Your Literacy Block with 98 Student Books and Individual Lesson Plans.

  • Provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate and engaging Student books that cover the important Social Studies concepts.
  • Teach students to develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions with inquiry-based individual Lesson Plans.
  • Build content knowledge and strengthen vocabulary as you help students to tackle challenging questions with Literacy and Social Studies activities.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Discovery Links Social Studies.


Discovery Links Social Studies provides the tools you need to teach students about the connections between their environment and the greater world. As you integrate standards-based Social Studies content into the Literacy block, save time and offer students the strong contextual foundations they need to build content knowledge. The 98 Student Books and individual Lesson Plans cover Guided Reading Levels A-V, and a wide range of topics, allowing you the flexibility to meet the interests and skill levels of all students. Take a Look Inside! Download a Skills Matrix with Reading and Social Studies Objectives for each title.

Student Books

Emphasize the C3 concepts of Civics, Economics, Geography, and History as students investigate compelling and relevant Social Studies topics.

98 topic-specific Leveled Readers that gradually increase in difficulty, with select titles in Spanish.
  • Prepare students for real-life reading with Nonfiction text features such as a Table of Contents or Glossary.
  • Support reading for meaning with strong visuals that include photos, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, maps, and line drawings.
  • Build academic content-area vocabulary
  • Higher-order thinking questions can be used to assess reading comprehension and promote discussion.
  • English 6-Packs include print and E-Book formats.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Student E-Book sample.

Lesson Plans with Blackline Masters

Meet Social Studies and ELA Standards with Guided Reading instruction that provides hand-on Activities to help students continously process what they are learning.
  • Individual Lesson Plans for each Student Book
    • Key Reading and Social Studies objectives in each lesson
    • Before, During, and After Reading Framework
    • Differentiate instruction in whole class, small group, and independent reading settings
    • Mini-lesson targets a specific comprehension skill.
    • English Language Learners strategies
    • Social Studies Activity applies the text to an engaging activity that targets the lesson's Social Studies objective.
  • Blackline Masters
    • Each Lesson Plan contains an ELA Blackline Master and a Social Studies Blackline Master
    • Blackline Masters cover lesson objectives and utilize graphic organizers, written responses, and hands-on activities.
    • Assess students' understanding of a skill, and their ability to meet the lesson's Reading Objective.
    • Activities take on a variety of formats that are appropriate to topic and grade level.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Lesson Plan sampler.
Spanish editions are also available for 61 selected titles!
Click through each of the Discovery Links levels below for details.

Learn more about: Discovery Links

Titles in this Series Grade/Interest Level Guided Rdg Level Lexile® Spanish EDL Page Count Word Count
Discovery Links Social Studies: Kindergarten Set   K A - D   2 - 10 8 27 - 66
Discovery Links Social Studies: Grade 1 Set   1 E - J 80L - 700L 8 - 20 8 - 16 37 - 475
Discovery Links Social Studies: Grade 2 Set   2 K - M 500L - 610L 20 - 30 16 - 24 226 - 784
Discovery Links Social Studies: Grade 3 Set   3 N - P 510L - 930L 34 - 38 16 - 24 369 - 1855
Discovery Links Social Studies: Grade 4 Set   4 Q - S 810L - 1010L   24 - 32 1696 - 2987
Discovery Links Social Studies: Grade 5 Set   5 T - V 880L - 980L   32 2765 - 3887


Discovery Links Social Studies
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-829408 English Complete Single Copy Set: 98 Student Books (1 each of 98 titles) $685.00
WA-829407 English Complete Classroom Set: 588 Student Books (6 each of 98 titles); 98 E-Books (PDFs); 98 Lesson Plans $4,925.00
WA-829410 Spanish Complete Single Copy Set: 61 Student Books (1 each of 61 titles) $389.00
WA-829409 Spanish Complete Classroom Set: 366 Student Books (6 each of 61 titles) $2,345.00

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