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).

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Cover Title Summary
Behind the Switch | Energy | 10/2015

This reader introduces students to how the power that is behind every light switch reaches that switch. It...view

Growing Technology | Agriculture | 09/2015

Technology on the farm is used to improve the quantity and quality of the food produced and to improve how crops are...view

Oil and Gas in Colorado | Natural Resources | 04/2015

Oil and gas drilling began in Colorado in the 1860s. This reader explains where oil and gas comes from, how it is...view

Ranching | Caring for Land & Animals | 03/2015

Cattle ranching can be described as “the year-round care of cows and bulls to produce calves to raise and sell...view

All About State Land Trusts | Other | 02/2015

The State of Colorado is the second largest land owner in Colorado. (First is the Federal Government.) These lands...view

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