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Spring Themed Digital Storytime Lesson

$7.00


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

Editable?
Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 weeks

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It’s Spring! Shout it from the bookshelves with this Digital Storytime!  The lesson is a slide presentation with everything you need to structure a fun and informative spring storytime. 

This K-2 library lesson will save you so much time!  Just add the read-aloud(s) of your choice.

Needed to open and editGoogle Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

This lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:

  • 56-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 10 slides are whole class discussion slides that review the five senses and what we see, feel, hear, taste, and smell during spring.
    • 41 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • 3-page Scavenger Hunt in Microsoft PowerPoint and PDF file formats
    • Two hunts with answer key, one easier and one more difficult. The text is editable.
    • Students can complete these as they watch the presentation. They are looking for information and objects.
  • All 10 recommended books in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list.
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for spring-themed books.
    • All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-2 and received positive professional reviews.
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for story time on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)

10 Class Discussion Slides include:

  • Link to suggested storytime song (“Spring” by Vivaldi)
  • Sign language slide and how-to sign link (“spring”)
  • Spring and the Five Senses discussion slides
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.

41 Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • Brief descriptions of 7 spring holidays: St. Patrick’s Day, April Fool’s Day, Easter, Earth Day, Holi, Mother’s Day, and Ramadan (which is in the spring through 2023)
  • 10 visual booktalks; includes picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and 1 poetry book.
  • Library review question slide about a book spine and why it’s important
  • 2 “Did You Know?” slides
  • 1 Spring Riddle
  • 1 “What Do You Think?” slide
  • 1 “What Does it Mean?” slide (explains a common spring simile)
  • 3 “Would You Rather?” question slides
  • 1 “What Would You Do?” slide
  • 2 trivia question slides with answers
  • Vocabulary words: equinox and pastel
  • This week’s birthdays, weekly and daily agenda slides
  • Checkout reminders (you add your own)

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 –  C.1. – D.1.
  • 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.RL.K.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.

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