“Stella Louella’s Runaway Book” Digital Read-aloud Orientation Lesson


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade
adaptable for 3rd Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1 week

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Start the year right by reviewing book care with this editable, DIGITAL library orientation lesson for 2nd grade classes.

This lesson is designed for distance learning, online teaching, or blended / hybrid instruction (part online, part face-to-face).  The teacher-librarian creates a read-aloud video to embed in the slides or provides an ebook with audio read-aloud features.  After listening to the book or watching the book video, students complete the response activity on the next slide.

This 26-page lesson is completely editable in Google Slides, and includes:

  • Digital Read-aloud Lesson for “Stella Louella’s Runaway Book” by Lisa Campbell Ernst to share with students
    • Placeholders for adding video directions and/or read-aloud videos (See important note below for why the actual read-aloud is not included.)
    • Video cover thumbnails for read-aloud videos in .jpg and .png file formats
  • Interactive, Self-checking Response Activity for students to identify healthy books and damaged books that need repair or a visit to the “book hospital”
  • Example Activity Choice Board to extend the learning through research or further reading
    • 3 optional activity examples
    • Your choice of 4 different choice board layouts
  • Contact Information slide for parents or students to know how to reach you online
  • Comprehensive 2nd Grade Lesson Plan in Google Docs and Microsoft Word .docx file formats, aligned to:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, 
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards
    • Lesson plan can be adapted for other grades by replacing the appropriate standards.
  • Directions & Teacher Notes for posting your lesson in Google Classroom or other elearning platforms (included in preview)

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, a read-aloud video of “Stella Louella’s Runaway Book” is NOT included.  You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book.  If your library owns the interactive ebook that has audio read-aloud, you could also share how to read or access it through your online catalog or ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – A.2. – B.3. – C.1. 
  • Include – B.1. – C.2. – D.1.
  • Collaborate – A.1. – A.2. – B.1. – D.1. 
  • Curate – A.1. – C.1. 
  • Explore – A.1. – A.3. – C.1. 
  • Engage – A.1. – D.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards – 
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2.

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