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
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

Colorado's Water Plan | Water | 02/2016

Colorado is a popular place to live. With more and more people moving to Colorado, there is more demand for water...view

Exploring Eggs | Agriculture | 01/2016

This reader provides information on egg farming history, egg production, egg nutrition, egg safety, types of eggs...view

Wildlife & Agriculture | Caring for Land & Animals | 11/2015

This reader discusses the benefits of farming and ranching for wildlife. But who owns Colorado's wildlife? It is...view

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

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