Alphabet Storytime — Letter D


This Alphabet Storytime for Letter D is all about dogs, donuts, December, and dumplings! This library lesson requires almost no prep and will keep students engaged and laughing during and after storytime.

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  • new PreK-Grade 1 elementary librarians
  • PreK-Grade 1 librarians on Specials rotation
  • secondary teachers who are now elementary librarians
  • busy parents who just don’t have time to create detailed storytime lessons

I have been all four of these at the same time! My storytimes are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new, overwhelmed, and exhausted school librarian.


  • Recommended for: Grades PK-1
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 33-slide PPT + Google™ Slides
  • List of 15 recommended Letter D read-alouds (1 page PDF)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (1 page PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Detailed prep and set up instructions (7 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)


  • Introductory nursery rhyme (“Hickory Dickory Dock”) + links to 2 “D” songs
  • “D” and “dog” in American Sign Language (includes demo link and image)
  • Letter D names, December birthdays, colors, and foods
  • Library Skills–D is for date (copyright), due date, and database
  • Mystery animal with clues (dog)
  • Facts about dumplings, dogs, and diamonds
  • D weather, clothing, and jobs
  • 2 Letter D idioms — “a diamond in the rough” and “a drop in the bucket”
  • Vocabulary word–“dairy”
  • One “Would-You-Rather” for letter D
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for PK-1.


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