Library Lesson -- Tall Tales -- Davy Crockett


This lesson is a must for Texas libraries and classrooms! The PowerPoint and Google Slides lesson discusses the real-life David Crockett and the tall tale of Davy Crockett. Includes Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind. Editable in PPT and Google Slides.

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My Digital Library Lessons will save you so much time! I design them specifically for new elementary librarians, especially those who are on the Specials rotation and/or are simply busy parents who just do not have time to create detailed storytime lessons.


  • Recommended for: Grades 2-4; created for school libraries, but it works for classrooms, too!
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons, total of about 50 minutes
  • Formats: PPT or Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable


  • 34-slide PPT and Google Slides presentation (editable)
  • List of recommended Davy Crockett books and read-alikes (1 page PDF, editable)
  • Scavenger Hunt + Answer Key (2 pages PDF)
  • Lesson plan, includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards, pre-filled for this lesson but also 100% editable (2 pages, PDF)
  • Prep, set up, and tips (7 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)


  • 17 slides tell the story of the 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.


  • This section focuses on the tall tale character of Davy Crockett
  • 15 slides can be moved into the Part I Whole Class Lesson or scrolled during checkout or library activities
  • includes facts and trivia questions about Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett
  • vocabulary word: frontier
  • Includes mix of colorful clipart and real photos. Every slide meant for students to see includes either a photo or an illustration.


  • Scavenger Hunt coloring page with Davy Crockett trivia questions (all information available in the presentation)
  • Answer Key for the Scavenger Hunt trivia questions
  • Recommended Reads for Davy Crockett stories and read-alikes (editable)


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