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Davy Crockett Tall Tales Lesson

$7.00


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade

Editable?
Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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A must for Texas libraries and classrooms, this lesson discusses the real life David Crockett and and the tall tale of Davy Crockett!

Needed to open and edit: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

This lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:

  • 34-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 17 slides are whole class lesson slides.
    • 15 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 15 recommended books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF)
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
  • Scavenger Hunt activity and answer key (2 pages, PDF)
    • Students “hunt” for images and information in the “scrolling slides” part of the presentation. This gives students something to focus on during library checkout and downtime.
  • Elementary Library Lesson Plan in editable PDF and PowerPoint formats, aligned to:
    • AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
  • Lesson tips and tricks (6 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)

17 Lesson Slides include:

  • The story of real life David Crockett from birth to death
  • Includes childhood, family life, schooling, political career, description of The Battle of the Alamo, and David’s death at the Alamo.
  • You can follow the presentation with a read-aloud, but it is not necessary. Students will learn all they need to know about David Crockett from this lesson.

15 Scrolling Slides include:

  • Vocabulary Word of the Week: “frontier”
  • Focuses on the tall tale of Davy Crockett
  • Includes facts and trivia questions about Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the books are 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 ebook(s), you could also share how to read or access ebooks 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 – D.1.
  • Explore – A.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.2.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.9

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