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Endangered Animals Scavenger Hunt & Digital Library Lesson


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This Digital Library Lesson helps your students understand why animals are threatened and what we can do to help. This lesson can be used year-round, though one slide is about Earth Day. Includes two differentiated PDF scavenger hunts.

Needed to open and editGoogle Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
Also needed: For the scavenger hunt, students will need crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color the animal illustrations.

This 72-slide lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:

  • 72-slide lesson presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 22 slides are for the guided lesson and/or class discussion of Earth Day and introduction to five of the nine IUCN endangered animals classifications.
    • 47 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • Recommended Reads (1 slide/page)
    • All 14 recommended books 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, interesting books related to Earth Day and endangered animals.
    • All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-6 and received positive professional reviews.
  • Editable scavenger hunt (3 pages)
    • 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.
    • Includes 2 scavenger hunts. One is images-only, and the other is images and text.
    • Answer key included.
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used 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 digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)
  • Elementary Library Lesson Plan in PDF format (not editable), aligned to:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, 
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

22 Library Lesson / Class Discussion Slides include:

  • Sign language slide and how-to sign link (“earth”)
  • Introduction to animal classifications. Includes least concern, vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, and extinct.
  • Real photos of threatened animals in each classification.
  • Explanations of why some species are dying out. Includes pollution, poaching, pet trade, habitat loss, and ways people can help.
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

47 Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

    • 5 “What Am I?” slides; students see a photograph of a threatened animal. Part of the photo is covered, and students try to guess the animal. Every “What Am I?” slide is followed by fun facts and trivia about the pictured animal.
    • 14 visual booktalks; all titles feature endangered animals.
    • Vocabulary words: poach and deforestation
    • This week’s birthdays, weekly and daily agenda slides.

Standards Addressed:

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

  • Inquire – A.1. – A.2. 
  • Include – A.3. 
  • Explore – A.1. – A.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.RL.2.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10.

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) – 
© Copyright 2019 Texas Education Agency.

  • TEKS LA.2.5.
  • TEKS LA.3.5.
  • TEKS LA.4.5.

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