As seen on PBS and hosted by LeVar Burton, READING RAINBOW was developed to encourage positive attitudes toward reading and learning by sparking an interest in books and expanding a viewer's world. For over 15 years Reading Rainbow has been the most used video resource in the classroom and winner of numerous awards. Click on link for complete list.
Reading Rainbow episodes are an exciting way to open up new worlds of learning and inspire the imagination of kindergarten through fourth grade students. Each episode is inspired by an outstanding children's book while LeVar Burton takes your children on adventures that motivate children to make reading a part of their everyday lives.
Reading Rainbow sets the "benchmark" with a strong multicultural focus, support for character education themes, integration with other curricular areas such as math, science, music, and the arts and offering extensive free educational resources and curriculum tie-ins, lesson plans and more. Links to specific resources are provided on individual episode pages.
Many Reading Rainbow episodes were produced with a with a math, science or social studies theme. The following links provide the relevant concpets presented in each of these episodes.
Social Studies conepts.
Scroll down for an alpha listing of all Reading Rainbow episodes or enter a title in the search field at the top.
An ideal resource for those familiar with Reading Rainbow and wanting to quickly access the teacher guide resources.
All DVDs are:
-Approximately 30 minutes in length,
-Ideal for K -4 grades,
-Have chapters allowing you play the complete episode or segments.
Rights granted with the purchase of the DVD are:
-Life of media audiovisual use,
-Circulation within a single school district, campus or building closed circuit and video streaming.
Video streaming rights for multiple sites can be obtained from Destination Education, Inc or as part of streaming packages offerred by Libary Video Company, Learn360 and Discovery Education.