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
Amazing Maize | Agriculture | 01/2017

Amazing Maize Colorado Reader is all about corn. It discusses the types of corn grown in Colorado. It describes the...view

Be Safe Around Electricity | Energy | 10/2016

We take for granted the electricity that we use every day. This reader shares with students ways to be safe around...view

Rangelands | Agriculture | 09/2016

Rangelands are natural landscapes dominated by native grasses, forbs and shurbs. Rangelands are important world wide...view

Biotechnology 101 | 04/2016

This reader introduces the students to biotechnology. It discusses chromosomes, DNA and genes and how traits are...view

Building Blocks of Nutrition | Agriculture | 03/2016

The Building Blocks of Nutrition Reader shares with students the basic nutrients that all food is made up of:...view

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