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!
Needed to open and edit: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
This storytime lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- All body text is ; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 22 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
- that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- List of to accompany this lesson (3 pages, )
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
- Scavenger Hunt activity (1 page, )
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)
22 Storytime Slides include:
- 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 , 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.
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 –
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- 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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