Are you ready to go on a river cruise this summer? How about seven cruises? If you’re on this website, you’ve taken the first step of your Journey into Reading, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the world through fun activities that will challenge and engage you.

    The first step is to get your passport ready, available to print on this website. That’s the document that will help guide your travels and take you to the starting ports. Along the way, you’ll be reading, creating, imagining, and generally having fun as you learn a little about each river.

    Because this is Your Journey, you get to choose how you want to spend your time on each river. The options are numerous, like making a flip book, designing your own musical instrument, cooking a recipe or simply reading a book. All of these choices will help you Travel the Seven Rivers and open the doors to new ideas and adventures.

    So get out your passport and hit the water. Each time you complete an activity, check it off in your passport. To be eligible for a prize drawing, students should complete at least one activity and read one book per river and turn in their passports to school in August.

    If you need help, come back and visit this website often. Over the summer, we’ll be hosting special events and listing them here where you’ll have a chance to complete activities in your passports.

    Remember, it’s a big world out there with plenty to see and do. So start your Journey into Reading and you’ll be going places.

Mississippi River
At 2,320 miles, the Mississippi River is the second-longest on the North American continent. It extends from Minnesota south to the Gulf of Mexico.


Mackenzie River
At 1,080 miles, the Mackenzie River is the longest in Canada. It flows north-northwest into the Arctic Ocean.


Amazon River
The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world, and extends 3,977 miles.


Danube River
The Danube is Europe's second longest river at 1,771 miles and flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world.


Nile River
The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is the longest river in Africa and in the world at 4,132 miles.


Chang Jiang (Yangtze)
At 3,915 miles long, the Yangtze is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country -- China.


Ob River
The Ob River is the 7th longest river in the world at 2,268 miles and is found in the Siberian region of Russia.


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    Click on the different rivers to see all the activity options. Each river offers different content areas to explore - Art, Math, Social Studies, Movement, Reading, Science and Music. Find the activity or activities most interesting to you. Students should complete at least one activity and read one book per river and turn in their passports to school in August.

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