This digital storytime is all about the letter A! Students will enjoy learning fun facts about alligators, anacondas, antelopes, antlers, and more! Three (3) library terms are included, plus a post-storytime activity.
Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!
Needed to open and edit: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
This lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- All body text is ; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 12 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
- that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- Scavenger hunt and coloring page (1 page, PDF and PowerPoint)
- Students “hunt” for images and information in the “scrolling slides” part of the presentation. This gives students something to focus on during library checkout and downtime.
- List of 15 to accompany this lesson (1 page, )
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
- Detailed, pre-filled Library Lesson Plan in editable PowerPoint and PDF formats (2 pages), aligned to:
- 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
- National Common Core ELA Standards, and
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)
12 Storytime Slides include:
- Introductory Song: “The Ants Go Marching”
- slides and how-to sign video links: “A” and “Ant”
- Guided discussion of Letter A names, colors, and months
- 3 Library Skills: ABC order, author, ask/answer
- Links to 4 short Letter A videos for kids
15 Scrolling Slides include:
- Vocabulary Word of the Week – “antler”, plus discussion of horns vs. antlers
- Animal facts and photos
- 1 “Would You Rather?” and 1 “This or That” 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.
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Explore – A.1. – C.1.
- Inquire – D.3.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
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