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Fiction and Nonfiction 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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What’s the difference between fiction and nonfiction? It’s not always easy to tell! This digital library lesson walks you through a storytime about the differences between fiction and nonfiction picture books. Includes PowerPoint and Google Slides.

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

This storytime lesson has 61 slide & pages, and includes:

  • 44-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 22 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
    • 17 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 27 recommended picture books to accompany this lesson (3 pages, 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 (6 pages, PDF and PowerPoint)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)

22 Storytime Slides include:

  • Original storytime songs about fiction and nonfiction
  • Sign language slide and how-to sign video link – “fiction / false” and “nonfiction / true”
  • “Is it real?” group discussion game (very short and easy for pre-readers)
  • Slides for guided discussion of fiction and nonfiction, including characteristics of fiction and nonfiction
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

17 Scrolling Slides include:

  • Vocabulary words: yarn (as in “telling a yarn/story”)
  • Library terms: fact, opinion, biography, fact books, informational books
  • 3 “Would you rather?” question slides
  • Facts require research and proof; opinions are what people think
  • Nonfiction books can contain opinions and facts that are later proven false

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. 

  • Curate – A.3. – B.1.
  • Include – 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.K.10 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1

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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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