Complete Reading Rainbow episode in chapter format!
Reading Rainbow CD-ROMs are a fantastic addition to the classroom. With eye-catching graphics and a friendly interface, students easily navigate the CD-ROM to view popular episodes and discover interactive learning activities with little teacher supervision.
Compatible with Windows (95 and up, VISTA) and Mac (OS7.5 or above.)
Feature Book – Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus by Barbara Bash – This is the saga of the life cycle and ecosystem of the giant saguaro cactus and the animals it helps to support in the desert.
Discover Life in the Desert – LeVar introduces its inhabitants, including jackrabbits, bobcats, gila monsters, javelina pigs, and woodpeckers.
Discover More About Cactus and Rattlesnakes – LeVar explores how cacti adapt to the heat and scarcity of water and explains the appropriate dress for people in a hot, dry climate. A “snake man” offers a close-up look at rattlesnakes.
Seasons in the Desert – LeVar explains the life and seasons of the desert. Song Desert Seasons is about the changing seasons of the desert with a video montage.
Book Reviews – Snakes Are Hunters by Patricia Lauber; Cactus by Cynthia Overbeck; A Living Desert by Guy J. Spencer.
All the software you need to run the CD-ROM, including simple installation instructions.
Interactive activities to enhance learning opportunities:
1) Visit the Desert - take a virtual trip using a panoramic view, moving closer and further back.
2) Create a Desert Habitat - by choosing the appropriate animals for day and night in the desert, you create the habitat.
3) Seasons in the Sun - create travel brochures.
- Language Arts Teacher Guide
- Science Focused Activities
- Integrated Curriculum Activities
- Supplemental Book List
- Family Activities