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Retro Education from Reading Rainbow

There are few things that bring back really fun and entertaining memories from my childhood; Frosted Flakes cereal, Strawberry Shortcake and Reading Rainbow. Reading Rainbow was an educational children’s television program that aired from 1983 to 2009. Each episode promoted literacy and learning with the showcase of story book and segments of LeVar Burton discussing the theme of the week. These segments were my favorite. I loved when he focused on people and the communities they lived and worked in.
Reading Rainbow is now offering a DVD to be used as educational media for classrooms everywhere. The collection of DVDs are closed captioned, just 30 minutes long and include plenty of resources for educators in grades k-Grade 4.

  • Theme weeks which are a week’s worth of theme related episodes with lessons plans
  • Curriculum index so you can easily find what you need
  • Accelerated Reader List of Reading Rainbow book titles
  • Research articles on Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher guides consisting of starters, activities, additional reading suggestions, and links

Each DVD has its own curriculum as well as theme. These are great tools to incorporate into a program of study that has already been established into a school’s schedule. If the theme is cooperation one week, honesty the next then science during the spring season you know you’ll be covered. Reading Rainbow’s DVD’s are a useful, informative and educational for literature, science and math curriculum without having that school, learning feeling. Order today and enjoy a pleasant change to your everyday class.

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