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Kindergarten Library Orientation Digital Read-alouds Bundle


Grade Levels:
adaptable for 1st Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
up to 5 class periods

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"The Midnight Library" Digital Read-aloud

"Manners in the Library Digital Read-aloud

"What Happened to Marion's Book?" Digital Read-aloud

"But Excuse Me, That is My Book" Digital Read-aloud

"Librarians Help" Digital Read-aloud

Start the year right as you introduce the library & book care skills with this editable, DIGITAL library orientation unit for five (5) kindergarten library class periods.

The teacher-librarian creates a read-aloud video to embed in the slides or provides an ebook with audio read-aloud features.  After listening to the book or watching the book video, students complete the response activity on the next slide.

Note: This lesson is designed for online teaching or hybrid / blended instruction. If you prefer pencil-and-paper activities for the same books, click here for the printable version of these activities.

This orientation unit has 100 pages/slides and includes:

  • Digital Read-aloud Lesson for each book to share with students
    • Editable in Google Slides only (not PowerPoint)
    • Placeholders for adding video directions and/or read-aloud videos (See important note below for why the actual read-aloud is not included.)
    • Video cover thumbnails for read-aloud videos in .jpg and .png file formats
  • Suggested Response Activity (or Activities) for each book for students to complete
    • Some of the book activities have interactive moveable parts for students to identify good library manners or behavior, or to identify good choices for taking care of books.
  • Example Activity Choice Board to extend the learning through research or further reading
    • Three (3) optional activity examples
    • Your choice of four (4) different choice board layouts
  • Contact Information slide for parents or students to know how to reach you online
  • Kindergarten Lesson Plan in Google Docs and Microsoft Word .docx file formats, aligned to:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Pennsylvania Core Standards for English Language Arts.
    • Lesson plan can be adapted for 1st grade by replacing the appropriate standards.
  • Directions and Teacher Notes for posting your lessons in Google Classroom or other e-learning platforms.

The books featured in this unit are:

  • “The Midnight Library” by Kazuno Kohara – available on BookShop
  • “Manners in the Library” by Shannon McClintock Miller – available on BookShop or Capstone
  • “What Happened to Marion’s Book?” by Brook Berg – This book is out of print, but check your local library or used book sites.
  • “But Excuse Me That is My Book” by Lauren Child – available on BookShop
  • “Librarians Help” by Dee Ready – available on BookShop or Capstone

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IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos 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 with audio read-aloud support, you could also share how to read or access it through your ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.

  • Inquire – A.2. – B.3. – C.1.
  • Include – B.1. – C.2.
  • Collaborate – A.2. -B.1. – D.1.
  • Explore – A.1. – C.1.
  • Engage – 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.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.8.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.5

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