This editable PowerPoint library lesson helps students discuss the benefits of summer reading and get ready for summer fun! Includes trivia questions, summer vocabulary, would-you-rather’s, two scavenger hunts, a reading list, and more!
Needed to open and edit: PowerPoint or Google Slides; ability to print PDF documents
Also needed: For the scavenger hunt, students will need crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color the illustrations.
This 57-slide lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- 57-slide lesson presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
- All text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 13 slides are whole class discussion slides about the benefits of summer reading
- 40 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- Recommended Reading (1 page)
- This is a printable list of the books featured in the presentation.
- Text is editable, so you can tailor it to your library collection.
- Editable Scavenger hunt in PowerPoint + PDF (3 pages)
- Students can complete these as they watch the presentation. They are looking for information and objects, and the hunt gives them something to look for while the slides roll.
- Includes 2 scavenger hunts. One is easier, and the other is more difficult.
- Answer key included.
- Detailed explanation of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for storytime on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
- Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
- Sign language slide and “how-to” video link (“summer”)
- 5 tips for summer reading
- Audiobooks for car trips
- Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photographs.
- List of places to get books if students don’t have them at home
- Fun facts about the “Dog Days” of summer, world’s tallest sandcastle, watermelon, hermit crabs, ice cream flavors, algae blooms, mosquitoes, and “The Land of the Midnight Sun”
- Vocabulary words: summer solstice and humidity
- Would-You-Rather’s and This-or-That’s
- Summer joke
- This week’s birthdays
- Weekly schedule and agenda
- Checkout reminders (You add your own!)
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – A.1. – A.2.
- Include – A.3.
- Explore – A.1. – A.2.
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.2.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8.
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) –
© Copyright 2019 Texas Education Agency.
- TEKS LA.2.5.
- TEKS LA.3.5.
- TEKS LA.4.5.
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