Teaching the recognition of color words is a great way to begin the development of early reading skills with young students. This resource contains nine lesson plans on nine specific colors. They are red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, brown, black, and white. Each lesson plan is divided into eight sections. For each color lesson there is a color poem and a color story that can be used as an introduction. The sections may be used as mini lessons during the time period allotted to teaching each color.