Agriculture Literacy Week - 2015
Weaving the Rainbow
March 17-21 is Agricultural Literacy Week in New York State. The signature book for 2015 is Weaving the Rainbow written by George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Stephanie Anderson. This is an amazingly descriptive story about a female weaver, who works on her farm, care of her sheep and processes their wool into a beautifully colorful tapestry. The watercolor illustrations masterfully aid even the youngest reader in understanding the rich vocabulary of each step in "weaving a rainbow."
These resources were created in partnership with New York Agriculture in the Classroom and were designed for use by teachers with students in grades K-4 to help increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of New York State agriculture.
The materials include 7 features, and a set of graphic organizers in PDF format.
New York News Publishers Association member newspapers are welcome to incorporate these materials into their NIE program free of charge. All other users are informed that these materials are available for nonprofit educational research/teaching/scholarship purposes only. Anyone is welcome to share these materials by adding a link to your own website(s), although full framing is not allowed. Permission for printing multiple copies must be obtained from NYNPA. Copyright is held by the New York News Publishers Association.
A special thank you to Jan and Carey Cook from www.myvocabulary.com who assisted with the word search and crossword puzzle in these features!
Features and Graphic Organizers
If you would like to access the NIE Ag Literacy Week 2011 content on Poultry, click here.
For more about NYS Agriculture in the Classroom go to www.agclassroom.org/ny/
For more agriculture education info & materials go to the National Association of Agricultural Educators' website at www.naae.org/whatisaged/index.cfm
If you have any questions about this project or for more information about Newspaper In Education programs contact Mary Miller via email or call 518-449-1667.
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