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Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt & Digital Library Lesson


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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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)

13 Class Discussion Slides Include:

  • 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.

40 Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • 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!)

Standards Addressed:

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.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10.

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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