K-5 Literacy, Storytimes

Peak Outreach Storytime: Libraries, Story Elements, Comprehension, and More

Library outreach to school age kids can sometimes be a challenge. With each outreach, I have two goals: for the kids to learn about the public library and our services and for them to have fun doing it! However, joining those two things isn't necessarily easy. Lecturing 1st graders about online resources and books isn't… Continue reading Peak Outreach Storytime: Libraries, Story Elements, Comprehension, and More

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Letter “T” Storytime

This lesson is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books For Reading Aloud Tickling Tigers by Sean Taylor Reading for Early Literacy Tips This story tell children different places to tickle each animal. Ask them to tickle themselves on these body parts throughout the story, tummy, underarm, etc. Occasionally ask children, “What’s this animal?” by pointing at the… Continue reading Letter “T” Storytime

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Letter “S” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. I planned this lesson in a rush, but it still went very well! Books For Reading Aloud  Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth by Eric Carle  Hide! By Steve Henry  Activities "I Wish I Was a Silly Slippery Snake" This was so fun to sing because it is such… Continue reading Letter “S” Storytime

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Letter “R” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books For Reading Aloud In the Rain by Elizabeth Spurr Reading for Early Literacy Tips There are several opportunities for children to make gestures and follow actions in this book. Ask them to stomp, pat a mud pie, and/or put their arms above their head like a… Continue reading Letter “R” Storytime

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Letter “Q” Storytime

This lesson is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books Books to Read Aloud Quiet, Loud by Leslie Patricelli Reading for Early Literacy Tips There are plenty of opportunity to ask children to mimic actions from the story: stomp like you are in grown-up shoes, say “clash, bang” with the drums, etc.  One very fun activity… Continue reading Letter “Q” Storytime

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Letter “P” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books to Read Aloud Pigs in Pajamas by Maggie Smith Reading for Early Literacy  This book is basically a letter “p” tongue twister. The repetition is great for alphabetic knowledge and phonological awareness. Ask simple questions during the story and pause to allow time to answer: Do… Continue reading Letter “P” Storytime

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Letter “O” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books to Read Aloud Oopsie-Do by Tim Kubart Reading for Early Literacy Tips This book asks the question “What do you say?” for the reader. Encourage children to answer with “Oopsie-do.” When the main character stumbles and falls, point out her red cheeks and tears and ask,… Continue reading Letter “O” Storytime