Paul Bunyan Library Lesson - Tall Tales - American Folklore


This Digital Library Lesson introduces tall tales and Paul Bunyan. The presentation has two parts: one for before the read-aloud and one for afterward. Also includes trivia questions / scavenger hunt page. All text is editable.

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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.

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  • Recommended for: Grades 2-4; created for school libraries, but it definitely 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

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 32-slide PPT and Google Slides presentation (editable)
  • List of recommended Paul Bunyan read-alouds (1 page PDF, editable)
  • Scavenger Hunt (1 page PDF)
  • Prep, set up, detailed lesson plan (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)


  • 13 slides set up your Paul Bunyan read-aloud. This section gives students some background knowledge on tall tales, Paul Bunyan, and Babe the Blue Ox.
  • Remember! The read-aloud is not provided in this lesson. I cannot do this due to copyright restrictions.


  • 15 slides can be moved into the Part I Whole Class Lesson or scrolled during checkout or library activities
  • includes fun facts and trivia about Paul Bunyan and Babe
  • 2 Paul Bunyan-related Would-You-Rathers
  • vocabulary word: hyperbole
  • library skills: 398.2 section
  • Includes mix of colorful clipart and real photos of oxen and Paul Bunyan statues around the USA.


  • Scavenger Hunt coloring page with Paul Bunyan trivia questions (all information available in the presentation)
  • Answer Key for the Scavenger Hunt trivia questions
  • Recommended Reads for Paul Bunyan stories (editable)

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