Welcome your students to the school library with these editable, DIGITAL library lessons for kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade classes.
This digital storytime works for face-to-face and distance learning! This 29-slide presentation walks you right through the year’s first library lesson for lower-elementary students. Doubles as a digital bulletin board.
: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
This lesson is completely editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- 29-slide lesson presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
- Most text is editable; images and heading text are not editable. You choose which slides you want to use.
- 10 slides are for the read-aloud and/or guided lesson that walks you through the “Welcome to the Library” storytime lesson.
- 18 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- List of recommended back-to-school read-alouds (1 page, PDF)
- 5 titles each for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade
- All 15 recommended books in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list.
- Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan 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 (2 pages, PDF)
10 Library Lesson Slides include:
- Theme song
- slide and how-to sign link (“library”)
- What is the library for?
- What objects are in our library?
- What should story time look like?
- What should our hands, eyes, feet, mouths be doing during the story?
- Storytime! What will we read today? (You choose any back-to-school book to read aloud.)
- Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos.
18 Optional Storytime or Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:
- 5 booktalks; all are picture book recommendations for Back to School
- Word of the Week
- “Principal” Staff Spotlight
- “Did You Know” fun facts about libraries and learning
IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the back-to-school picture 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 interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it through your online catalog or ebook management platform.
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – A.2. – C1. – D.1. – D.3.
- 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.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
© Copyright 2019 Texas Education Agency.
- TEKS LA.K.5.B.
- TEKS LA.K.6.F.
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