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Paul Bunyan 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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This two-part library lesson introduces tall tales and tells the story of Paul Bunyan. Also includes trivia questions on a scavenger hunt coloring page.

Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!

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

This tall tales library lesson includes:

  • 32-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 13 slides are whole class lesson slides.
    • 15 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 14 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 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.
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (7 pages, PDF)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)

13 Whole Class Lesson Slides include:

Part 1 is a guided whole-class discussion. The slides walk you through the entire class discussion, from start to finish.

  • Background knowledge about tall tales
  • The story of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

15 Scrolling Slides include:

Part 2 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 the Scavenger Hunt.

  • Vocabulary Word of the Week: hyperbole
  • Library skills: 398.2 Dewey section
  • Facts and trivia about Paul Bunyan and Babe
  • 2 “Would you rather” questions

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 – C.1. – 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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