Need a library lesson that teaches the parts of a book? This low-prep, K-2 digital storytime can be used for in-person or distance learning.
Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!
This lesson has 59 slides & pages, and includes:
- 37-slide lesson presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
- All text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 17 slides are for the read-aloud and/or guided lesson
- 21 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- List of recommended parts-themed read-alouds (1 slide/page, 5 titles each for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade)
- All 15 recommended books in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” printable list.
- Scavenger Hunt activity (1 page)
- Editable lesson plan (4 pages) with:
- AASL National School Library Standards (2018),
- National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, and
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Directions for using this lesson with an elementary “specials” rotation (12 pages, PDF)
17 Lesson Slides:
- Storytime song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” – includes a slide with lyrics and pictures + YouTube link for motions and song in case you do not know it.
- Sign language slide and how-to sign link (“body” and various body parts)
- Guided discussion of book parts: front cover, back cover, title, author, illustrator, spine, call number, title page, copyright date, and publisher. Use as many or as few as you like!
- Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.
21 Scrolling Slides:
- “Our School Nurse” Staff Spotlight
- Vocabulary words: humerus (bone) and prehensile tail
- Fun facts about eyes, tongue, hair, fingers, brain, fingernails, teeth, nasal hair, nasal mucus, and butterfly proboscis
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.
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – A.2. – C.1.
- Collaborate – A.2. – D.1.
- Explore – A.1.
- Engage – A.1. – B.2.
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.RF.K.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.5 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.6. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2.
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