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Letter “A” Alphabet Storytime Lesson


Grade Levels:
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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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:

  • 31-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 12 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
    • 15 slides are “scrolling presentation” 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 recommended picture books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF and PowerPoint)
    • 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”
  • 2 Sign language 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.

Standards Addressed:

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 –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2

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Grade Levels

Pre-K and Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1-2 class periods


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