Looking for a similar presentation for older students? Check out this Summertime Digital Bulletin Board for Grades 7-12.
- Recommended for: Grades 2-5
- 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 Summer Reading 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.
- 58-slide PPT + Google™ Slides presentation
- Scavenger Hunt activity (3 pages PDF, includes answer key)
- Summer-themed Recommended Reads list (1 page, editable in PDF and PPT)
- Prep, set up, tips, lesson procedure (2 pages)
- 3 recommended summer read-alouds for Grades 2-5 with suggested nonfiction video links to enhance each story
- sign language — “summer” (includes link to show you how to sign it)
- 5 benefits of summer reading
- recommendation to read audiobooks on long car trips
- slide templates for you to add the weekly library schedule and announcements
- “Happy Birthday” template — add your students’ birthdays for the week!
- where students can get books to read over summer break
- two statistics about kids’ reading habits
- 4 extreme close-up photos — Students try to guess what the extreme close-ups are. Includes answer slides and more information about those objects. All objects in photos are summer-themed. The four objects are: coconuts, strawberries, cockle shells, and a starfish.
- 5 trivia questions with answers
- 1 Would-You-Rather
- 2 This-or-Thats
- two words of the week — humidity and summer solstice
- additional vocabulary — bivalve, symmetry, drupes
- fun facts about: raspberries, hermit crabs, cockle shells, ice cream, sandcastles, starfish, algae blooms, strawberries, mosquitoes, coconuts, watermelon, and midnight sun.
- What is the “Dog Days of Summer”?
- one joke about frogs
All information in the presentation was researched thoroughly by a certified school librarian. Research sources are noted in the Notes section of every slide.
The titles on Recommended Reading list were selected carefully to ensure that:
- All titles are recommended for Grades 2-5 in professional library journals.
- Characters are diverse.
- Every book listed received positive professional reviews.