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Nursery Rhymes Digital Storytime Lesson


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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Love nursery rhymes? This library lesson features multiple nursery rhymes, a scavenger hunt, recommended reads and a lesson plan, perfect for National Poetry Month in April!

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

This storytime lesson has 63 slides & pages, and includes:

  • 51-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 22 slides are storytime and class discussion slides.
    • 28 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 17 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.
  • Two (2) editable, differentiated scavenger hunts (3 pages)
    • 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.
    • Includes 2 scavenger hunts. One is images-only, and the other is images and text.
    • Answer key is included.
  • Detailed, pre-filled Library Lesson Plan in editable PDF and PowerPoint 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)

22 Storytime Slides include:

  • 7 illustrated nursery rhymes:
    • “One, Two, Three, Four, Five,”
    • “Humpty, Dumpty,”
    • “Jack and Jill,”
    • “Little Miss Muffet,”
    • “Jack Be Nimble,”
    • “Hickory Dickory Dock,” and
    • “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.”
  • Sign language slide and how-to sign video link: “poetry”
  • Characteristics of nursery rhymes
  • Who is/was Mother Goose? Were they a real person?

28 Scrolling Slides include:

  • Vocabulary words: tuffet and curds and whey
  • 7 additional nursery rhymes:
    • “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,”
    • “Wee Willie Winkie,”
    • “Mary Had a Little Lamb,”
    • “Hey Diddle Diddle,”
    • “The Old Woman in the Shoe,”
    • “Little Boy Blue,” and
    • “Three Little Kittens.”
  • 3 “Would you rather?” question slides
  • 1 “What do you think?” question slide
  • 3 trivia questions with answers

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 – D.1.
  • Explore – C.1. – 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.RL.K.10 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4

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Grade Levels

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1-2 class periods


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