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Antarctica Digital Storytime Lesson


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade.

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This library storytime introduces your K-2 students to the frozen continent of Antarctica! Includes guided PowerPoint or Google Slides lesson on Antarctica, lesson plan with standards, scavenger hunt, and recommended reads for parents and teachers.

Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!

This lesson has , and includes:

  • 36-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 16 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
    • 20 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 15 recommended picture books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF and PowerPoint)
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
  • Scavenger Hunt activity and answer key (2 pages, PowerPoint and PDF)
    • Students “hunt” for images and information in the scrolling slides part of the presentation. This gives students something to focus on during library checkout and downtime.
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan with Common Core, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PowerPoint)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)

16 Storytime Slides include:

  • Original storytime song about Antarctica
  • Sign language slide and how-to sign video link – “penguin”
  • Guided Discussion includes definition of a continent, comparing summer and winter in Antarctica, and who lives there.
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

2o Scrolling Slides include:

  • Vocabulary words: ice shelf and continent
  • 1 “Would you rather?” question slide
  • 1 “True or False” slide
  • 1 “Trivia Question” slide
  • 2 idiom slides

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the books are NOT included.  You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book.  If your library owns the ebook(s), you could also share how to read or access ebooks through your online catalog or ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire –  D.3.
  • Explore – A.1. – C.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1

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© Mrs. ReaderPants – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

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Grade Levels

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1-2 class periods


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