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Hispanic Heritage Month Digital Storytime


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 weeks

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This library lesson is perfect for celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16th) and Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th through October 15th).

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

This lesson has 46 slides & pages, and includes:

  • 34-slide Lesson Presentation< in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 14 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
    • 21 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 15 recommended picture books with settings in Mexico (1 page, PDF)
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Scavenger Hunt activity (1 page)
  • Detailed prep for using themed library lessons like this one for story time 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)

14 Storytime Slides:

  • Video link to suggested storytime song in Spanish with lyrics in English
  • ASL sign language slide and how-to sign video link (“Mexico”)
  • Mexico guided discussion slides featuring
    • Geographic location,
    • Dominant language spoken (Spanish), and
    • Real photos of Mayan and Aztec ruins, beaches, and Popocotépetl (volcano)

15 Scrolling Slides:

  • “Who Speaks Spanish?” slide – Add names of teachers (and students?) who speak Spanish.
  • 6 Spanish words and pronunciations – dog, cat, food, water, hello, and goodbye
  • Animals in Mexico – coati, iguana, spider monkey
  • Vocabulary words: culture
  • 2 “Would You Rather?” question slides

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. 

  • Inquire –  C.1.
  • Include – D.1. – D.2.
  • 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.RI.K.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.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?


Teaching Duration

1-2 class periods


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