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
|Riddle me this . . . | Water | 04/2013||
This reader discuss where water comes from and the water cycle. It explores how water is used in Colorado. It...view
|Home on the Range | Caring for Land & Animals | 04/2013||
This reader explores how the cattle rancher is really a grass farmer. The better they manage their grass resource,...view
|Exploring our planet . . . Earth | Natural Resources | 01/2013||
This reader explores the various career opportunities related to the use of natural resources. It explains what...view
|Electricity | Energy | 11/2012||
Electricity is being used all around us. This reader discusses the spread of electricty across the nation. It gives...view
|Corn in our Life | Agriculture | 10/2012||
Corn is an amazing plant that has sustained humans and their livestock for thousands of years. Today we use corn in...view
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