Colorado Reader

Food, Fiber, Natural Resources and More

The Colorado Reader is an eight-page student activity newspaper available free to Colorado educators (teachers can order their classroom sets online) thanks to sponsors. If you would like to sponsor a classroom, please visit the donations page or use the button in the right hand column.

Packaged in classroom sets of 25 and accompanied by a four-page teacher's guide, the Colorado Reader is published and distributed during the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April during the school year. Each issue is developed to allow educators to teach their students about agriculture and natural resource topics while reinforcing Colorado Content Standards. CFA has provided more than 6 million free copies of the Colorado Reader.

On average 1300 classrooms across the state subscribe to the series each year. CFA is the only provider of the Colorado Reader series.

The following readers and Teachers Guides (separate download) are available for download (click the triangles to sort the table).

Download Readers and Teachers Guides

Cover Title Summary
Water . . . Our Most Precious (and fun) Resource | Water | 11/2014

Water is the basis of life, yet less than 1% of the water on Earth is usable to use. This reader provide a water 101...view

Conservation = Wise Use | Natural Resources | 10/2014

These reader introduces the term "conservation" to students. It discusses the importance of soil and how...view

Renewable Energy | Energy | 09/2014

This reader explains the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. It discusses the importance...view

Use of Soil in Land Reclamation | Natural Resources | 04/2014

This reader discusses environmental concerns of mine and how mining reclamation can be done to minimize enviromental...view

Let's Eat | Agriculture | 04/2014

This reader discusses the new MyPlate guidelines for good nutrition. It discusses how to eat nutritious foods from...view

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