- Recommended for: Grades K-3
- Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (total of about 60 minutes)
- Formats: PPT or Google Slides, PDF
- Editable: YES, all text is editable
***Please note that this Media Literacy Library 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.
- 43 PPT + Google™ Slides (editable text)
- List of 22 news media-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 about media, current events, and news. It includes four parts of a newspaper and what to do when the news feels too scary. The slides walk you through the entire class discussion, from start to finish.
- 3 recommended read-alouds + three news media-themed video links for K-3.
- Storytime song “The News Song”
- ASL sign language for “newspaper” and fingerspelling “N-E-W-S” — includes video link and clipart image of the ASL fingerspelling letters
- Whole-group discussion about media, current events, and news.
- Four parts of a newspaper — front page, headline, byline, dateline
- Slide to introduce 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 (with images!) on what students should be doing after the media literacy library 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 Media Literacy Storytime theme.
- What are facts?
- What are opinions?
- How can we prove facts are true?
- How can we tell when someone is giving an opinion?
- Word of the Week — “eyewitness”
- two news idioms — “that’s news to me” and “breaking news”
- Our school counselor (spotlights school counselor, which goes with the Part I slide about scary news)
- Happy Birthday to…
- Can facts change?