Celebrate Grandparents Day in the library with this Digital Storytime! This library lesson includes a storytime song, sign language, interactive slides, booktalk slides, fun facts, and a list of recommended picture books for reading aloud.
Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!
This lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and it includes:
- 54-slide Lesson Presentation
- All body text is ; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 34 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
- 20 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- List of 28 recommended picture books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF)
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
- Two (2) editable, differentiated scavenger hunts (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 is included.
- Detailed, pre-filled Library Lesson Plan in editable PDF and PowerPoint formats (2 pages), aligned to:
- 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
- National Common Core ELA Standards, and
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
- Lesson tips and tricks (6 pages, PDF)
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
34 Storytime Slides:
Part I is a guided whole-class discussion and interactive game about technology students’ grandparents might have used when they were younger. Each answer slide includes a description of that object. The slides walk you through the entire introduction to Grandparents Day and the game, from start to finish.
- 2 recommended read-alouds + 2 related video links for Grandparents Day in K-3.
- Storytime song: “Grandma, Grandpa”
- ASL sign language for “grandma” and “grandpa” — includes video links, clipart image of the signs, and step-by-step directions for making the signs
- Interactive Game: “Can you guess what these objects were used for?” — Objects include: instamatic camera, rotary phone, cassette tape, videocassette tape, and floppy disk.
- Slide for your read-aloud (paste the book cover on the slide).
- Checkout reminders slide — Add your own reminders!
- “What Should We Do Now?” slide — This is very clear instructions on what students should be doing after the lesson.
20 Scrolling Slides:
The second part is the scrolling slides. Set them on a timer to scroll on a screen during library checkout. Students can use the scrolling slides to complete one of the two Scavenger Hunts. All images and information in the slides relate to themes for Grandparents Day Storytime.
- Vocabulary Word of the Week: elder
- Library skill: publication date / copyright date
- 2 idioms: “young at heart” and “knee-high to a grasshopper”
- 7 visual booktalks of picture book fiction titles about grandparents
- Who is our school crossing guard?
- Should there be an apostrophe in “Grandparents Day?”
- How to say “grandma” and “grandpa” in five languages
- History of Grandparents Day
- World record — oldest person ever to live
- Things to do with older relatives, neighbors, and family friends
- Official flower of Grandparents Day
- Would You Rathers?
- This or that?
- Happy Birthday to…
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 – C.1.
- Collaborate – A.2. – D.1.
- Explore – A.1. – C.1.
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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