Digital Library Lesson | Fiction and Nonfiction


What’s the difference between fiction and nonfiction? It’s not always easy for to tell! This digital library lesson walks you through a storytime about the differences between fiction and nonfiction picture books. Includes PPT and Google Slides.

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Digital Storytimes will save you so much time! I design them specifically for new elementary librariansespecially those who are on the Specials rotation and/or are simply busy parents who just do not have time to create detailed storytime lessons.

These are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new librarian and mom to two young boys.

The slides walk you right through a storytime! You will need a TV, monitor, or screen in your story area.

If your school needs to go digital this year, this lesson is all ready to go on Google Slides! All you need to provide is the story to read aloud.

Needed to open and editGoogle™ Slides OR PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

Recommended for GradesK-2


  • 49-slide PPT + Google™ Slides (body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use)
  • List of recommended fiction + nonfiction pairings. All are K-2 picture books (3 pages PDF; 15 pairings total)
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed storytime lessons like this one on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)

Storytime Slides include:

  • Original storytime song about fiction and nonfiction
  • Video link to “fiction / false” and “nonfiction / true” in American Sign Language
  • Slides for guided discussion of fiction and nonfiction: includes characteristics of fiction and nonfiction
  • All slides are illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos for K-2.

Optional Storytime OR Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • 8 visual booktalks; all are nonfiction picture books
  • Vocabulary word: yarn (as in “telling a yarn/story”)
  • 3 “Would you rathers” and 4 “Did you knows” (7 slides)
  • What is a biography?
  • nonfiction books can contain opinions and facts that are later proven false

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