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Reading Rainbow, which builds lasting friendships between children and books, is targeted to children

4-8 years old. It's dynamic, fast-paced, magazine-style format amplifies kids experiences by taking them to new places and showing them things they’ve not seen.

 
Reading Rainbow Programs

These episodes have program pages that contain curriculum resources. Many episodes have clips or the whole program available for downloading.

Giving Thanks

Uncle Jed's Barber Shop

Lemonade For Sale

The Lotus Seed

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Germs Make Me Sick!

Ruth Law Thrills A Nation

Follow the Drinking Gourd

 

 

Reading Rainbow:

Giving Thanks

This is a lesson plan for grades K-4, involving native american beliefs and traditions and their relationship to the environment and our "natural world".

 
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Knowing Your Past

Students will discover similarities and differences between their own lives and the lives of children from a country of their heritage. (Grades 3 - 5).
 
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Freedom to Become

Students discover how we achieve the goal of becoming what we want to become with this lesson (Grades 1 -5).

 
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Achieving Your Dreams

In this lesson, students will write about one of their dreams and commit to a dream for the year. (Grades 3 - 5).

 
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Changing the World an Idea at a Time

Students will create a "not for profit" company or a "for profit" company.

(Grades 4 - 5).

 
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Making Do

This two part lesson encourages young students to empathize with those who lived during the Great Depression. (Grades Pre-K - 2).

 
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The Importance of Storytelling

This lesson shows how African Americans escaping slavery along the Underground Railroad used storytelling to communicate and it encourages students to write stories to be passed on (Grades Pre-K - 5).

 
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  Is There Such a Thing as a "Good" Microbe?

In this lesson students will learn about microbes (good & bad) and get a handle on the fact that microbes are necessary for our living environment

(Grades 4 - 5).

 
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