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• Reading Rainbow DVD - As seen on PBS with Public Performance rights

20% discount and free downloadable teacher guides.

As educators, the best thank you we can receive is the look of a confident student finally grasping an idea or concept. For elementary teachers, it’s seeing students’ reading improve. A Reading Rainbow DVD can help you get those thank you’s. Reading Rainbow has over 153 episodes to help you in the classroom. Teachers all over the country use our videos as a resource. Reading Rainbow DVDs are effective, fun, and educational. These videos will capture your classrooms attention with themes your students will enjoy like animals, heroes, music, and much more.

Reading Rainbow episodes come with free educational resources:

  • 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
This is an ideal resource for those familiar with Reading Rainbow and wanting to quickly access the teacher guide resources.

All DVDs are closed captioned and about 30 minutes long—with menu allowing you to show the complete episode or segments.

Many Reading Rainbow episodes were produced with a Math, Science or Social Studies theme. The following are links a matrix of the concepts presented in each of these episodes, followed by a link to those episodes.

Math matrix - Math Episodes.

Science matrix - Science Episodes

Social Studies Matrix - Social Studies Episodes.

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
©GPN / WNED-TV

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