SHOP HOME / Curriculum Shop / Brand: Mrs. ReaderPants / Hearts Theme Digital Library Lesson

Hearts Theme Digital Library Lesson


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1 or 2 class periods

Download the FREE Preview!

Let’s talk about hearts for Valentine’s Day! This Digital Library Lesson introduces elementary students to the human heart and tips for keeping it healthy. Includes fun facts, trivia questions, and booktalks.

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

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

This lesson has 63 slides, and it includes:

  • 60-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 20 slides are for the lesson and/or class discussion
    • 39 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 14 recommended books to accompany this lesson.
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for high-quality, interesting books related to the theme of hearts.
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for storytime on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for scrolling slides (2 pages, PDF)

20 Whole Class Lesson Slides include:

  • Sign language slide and how-to sign video link – “heart”
  • A guided discussion of human hearts, including: location, that all humans have a heart in the same location, heartbeats, heart rate, how exercise affects heart rate, and tips for keeping your heart healthy.
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

39 Scrolling Slides include:

  • Fun facts and trivia about whale hearts, the heart-shaped ice lake on Pluto, candy hearts, insect hearts, and heart-healthy foods.
  • Vocabulary words: arteries and cardiac
  • Description of arteries and veins and the difference between the two. Includes basic information about the aorta and inferior vena cava, plus a simple explanation of why some human blood is blue and other blood is red.
  • 14 visual booktalks; includes picture books, fiction novels, nonfiction/biographies, and poetry.
  • 2 library review questions – where to find heart books in the library; using the encyclopedia to find “heart”
  • “Would You Rather?” and “This or That” question slides
  • This week’s birthdays, weekly and daily agenda slides

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the heart-themed picture 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 an interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it 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. 

  • Inquire –  C.1. – D.1.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – D.1.
  • Explore – A.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.RL.1.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10

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

  • TEKS SCI.3.10.A
  • TEKS SCI.3.10.B.
  • TEKS SCI.4.10.A.
  • TEKS SCI.5.10.A.

Terms of Use
© Mrs. ReaderPants – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

​Questions before buying?
​If the free preview file does not answer your question, you can contact us through ​​this link with questions.


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Shopping Cart