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
Pigs, Hog, Swine | Caring for Land & Animals | 04/2017

This issue introduces the students to swine. For over 10,000 years this has been and remains an important...view

Colorado Cattle Country | Caring for Land & Animals | 03/2017

This reader introduces the students to ranching and taking care of cattle. It shows the yearly cattle ranching...view

Wonderful Water | Water | 02/2017

This reader reminds students about the importance of water. It reviews the three states of water found on Earth. It...view

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

Cool Earthy Careers | Natural Resources | 01/2017

This reader discusses a variety of careers in the area of natural resources and there are hundreds of job...view

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