- Recommended for: Grades K-3
- Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (total of about 60 minutes)
- Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
- Editable: YES, all text is editable
***Please note that this storytime lesson is designed to a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.
- 42 PPT + Google™ Slides (editable text)
- List of 37 friendship-themed Recommended Reads (1 page PDF — print and give to students, teachers, and parents; editable text)
- Two scavenger hunt activities, differentiated (2 page PDF and PPT; editable text)
- Scavenger hunt answer key (1 page PDF and PPT; editable text)
- Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT; 100% editable)
- Lesson tips and tricks (6 pages, PDF)
- Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for Part II scrolling slides (2 pages, PDF)
Part I is a guided whole-class discussion. The slides walk you through the entire class discussion, from start to finish. It’s a great way to discuss friendship, what makes a good friend, and how to be a good friend.
- 3 recommended library read-alouds. Each book has a recommended video link to accompany the story.
- Storytime song “Rig-a-Jig-Jig”
- ASL sign language for “friends” — includes video link and clipart image of the sign
- 6 synonyms for friend + how to say “friend” in six languages
- Discussion prompts — What makes someone a good friend? What makes someone not a good friend? What are some things good friends do?
- Slide for your read-aloud (paste the book cover on the slide).
- Checkout reminders slide — add your own reminders!
- “What Should We Do Now?” slide — This is very clear instructions on what students should be doing after the lesson.
The second part is the scrolling slides. Set them on a timer to scroll on a screen during library checkout. Students can use the scrolling slides to complete one of the two Scavenger Hunts. All images and information in the slides relate to the Friendship theme.
- Discussion prompts — “How can you tell your friend is having fun?” and “How can you tell your friend is NOT having fun?” — These can be moved into Part I for additional whole-class discussions.
- fun facts about friendship
- Meet our Custodian (the school’s best friend!)
- Word of the Week — “companion”
- 2 friendship idioms — “two peas in a pod” and “joined at the hip”
- Steps to making a new friend
- How to be a good friend
- Things good friends do NOT do
- What is a pen pal?
- Library terms — fiction and nonfiction
- 4 ways to greet a friend
- this week’s birthdays