Ranger Rick's Resource Collection
Ranger Rick makes science and nonfiction reading wildly exciting! No matter which issue you have at hand, the ideas here will add to the learning—and the fun.
Tips for Teaching with Ranger Rick
Get off to a good start with these general teaching tips for using Ranger Rick in an educational setting.
Ranger Rick Activities
Look here for a wide variety of ideas to strengthen reading skills, enhance comprehension, and explore the topics in the magazine in greater depth.
Each of the pages below is ready to copy and distribute to students.
- First Impressions Scavenger Hunt
Students new to Ranger Rick get acquainted with the magazine through a series of questions.
- Look Closer Scavenger Hunt
Students explore an issue of Ranger Rick with questions that guide them to look closely and read carefully.
- Question Everything
Students list comprehension questions and open-ended wonderings as they read a Ranger Rick story.
- Venn Diagram
Students compare and contrast animals, places, or other topics featured in Ranger Rick with this graphic organizer.
- Basic Concept Map
Students organize the key information from a Ranger Rick story by filling in the bubbles on this "map."
- Complex Concept Map
Students organize key information and the relationships between concepts in a Ranger Rick story by filling in the bubbles on this "map."
- A Day in the Life
Students write about a day in the life of a featured animal.
Students compose a postcard to a featured animal and imagine a reply.
- Creature Conversations
Students invent a conversation between two animals or plants featured in Ranger Rick.
National Education Standards
Ranger Rick magazine content and corresponding educational activities can help you meet a number of national education standards. This chart lists standards regularly addressed by Ranger Rick articles and activities.
Illustration by Michael Slack