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Halloween 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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This library storytime for Halloween walks you through a K-2 lesson on skeletons, bats, spiders, and other Halloween symbols.

Includes presentation scavenger hunt and printable list of recommended reads.

Needed to open and editGoogle Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

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

  • 43-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 read-aloud and/or guided lesson
    • 20 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of recommended Halloween-themed read-alouds (1 slide/page, 6-7 titles each for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade)
    • All 20 recommended books in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” printable list.
  • Picture / “I Spy” Scavenger Hunt activity (1 page)
  • Editable lesson plan (6 pages) with:
    • AASL National School Library Standards (2018),
    • National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, and
    • TEKS
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Directions for using this lesson with an elementary “specials” rotation (10 pages, PDF)

22 Library Lesson / Class Discussion Slides include:

  • 2 nursery rhymes: “Five Little Pumpkins” and “Bat, Bat, Fly Under My Hat”
  • Sign language slide and how-to sign link (“Halloween”)
  • Explanation of Halloween origins and history in the United States (U.S.)
  • Halloween symbols: bats, spiders, costumes, candy, colors, ghosts, skeletons, and black cats
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

20 Scrolling Slides include:

  • Fun facts and information about jack-o-lanterns, candy corn, bats, spiders, and skeletons
  • Vocabulary words: guano
  • 2 “Would-You-Rather?” question slides
  • Halloween joke
  • 2 trivia question slides with answers

Standards Addressed:

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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