This library lesson introduces the Youth Media Book Awards to elementary students! Includes five awards: Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, and Sibert. Also includes fun facts, trivia, and more!
This product is a combination of a Digital Storytime and a Digital Bulletin Board. It is designed to complement a read-aloud, and the actual read-aloud story comes from you!
: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
This lesson is completely editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- All text is ; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 27 slides are for the lesson and/or class discussion.
- that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- All in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list.
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for high-quality, award-winning elementary level books.
- All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-6 and received positive professional reviews.
- of how to use themed library lessons like this one for story time on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for (2 pages, PDF)
- and lesson plan (2 pages)
27 Storytime and Class Discussion Slides include:
- Original storytime song slide – “The Shelf Marker Song”
- slide and how-to sign link – “award”
- Discussion of five popular book awards: Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, and Sibert. Discussion also includes why we give awards, what awards are for, criteria, who chooses, and why might it be difficult to choose.
- Every slide in the presentation is , high-resolution clipart and photos, including students with diverse skin tones.
46 Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:
- Includes facts that go with the award winners: John Henry (goes with Kwame Mbalia’s Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky), Grand Canyon trivia (to go with Jason Chin’s Grand Canyon), Transcontinental Railroad (accompanies Brian Floca’s Locomotive), and more.
- 14 visual booktalks; includes picture books, fiction novels, and nonfiction books.
- 1 Did You Know?” and 1 “Fun Fact” slides
- 1 True or False question slide
- 4 Trivia questions with answers
- 3 “Would You Rather?” and 1 “This or That?” question slides
- 2 “What am I?” slides with clues to guess a location’s identity
- Vocabulary words: accolade and
- This week’s birthdays
IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of award-winning 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 an interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it through your online catalog or ebook management platform.
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – C.1. – D.1. – D.3.
- Include – B.1. – C. 2. – D.2.
- Collaborate – D.1.
- Explore – A.1.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
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- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10.
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