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Kindergarten Library Orientation Printable Unit


Grade Levels:
adaptable for 1st grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
up to 5 classes

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Introduce your school library and teach students about behavior expectations and book care with these editable, easy-to-prep orientation lessons for kindergarten library classes!

After reading one of the five (5) picture books aloud to the class, students check out new books from the library, and then complete the response activity in their printable response booklet. For remote learning or distance learning, the printable booklet can be sent home for up to 5 weeks of library lessons in districts who do not have access to 1:1 devices.

Note: This product is designed to be printed and handed out to students. If you prefer an all-digital version, click here to view the Kindergarten Orientation DIGITAL Read-aloud Unit instead.

This read-aloud unit is has 14 pages, and includes:

  • Printable Booklet of 5 Reading Response Activities
    • Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx file format
    • Booklet is printed double-sided on 2 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper, then folded and stapled to make an 8.5″ x 5.5.” booklet.
    • Each half-page of the printable booklet includes a response activity (drawing or short writing) for one of the books.
    • The back page of the booklet shows more library- and reading-themed book suggestions to read or check out from the library.
  • Kindergarten Lesson Plan in editable Microsoft Word .docx file format, aligned to:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards
  • Teacher Notes with directions for assembling the printable booklets

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, so 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

Standards Addressed:

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

  • Inquire – A.2. – B.3.
  • Include – B.1. – C.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.RF.K.2.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.5.

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Grade Levels



Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

about 5 class periods


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