Texas Library Lesson – Texas Symbols – US States – Elementary Library


This elementary library lesson is all about Texas symbols, places of interest, wildlife, plants, and more! This trip through Texas is designed to support a library lesson with read-aloud about Texas. Includes fun facts, would you rathers, vocabulary words, trivia questions, and more!

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  • Recommended for: Grades 2-5
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, 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.


  • 40-slide PPT + Google™ Slides library lesson presentation
  • List of 16 recommended Texas-themed read-alouds (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Answer Key for Scavenger Hunt (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Prep, set up, tips (6 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)


  • sign language: “Texas” and “T-E-X-A-S”
  • Texas on a map of the US
  • what is Texas known for?
  • Texas state flower (bluebonnet)
  • Texas state bird (northern mockingbird)
  • brief information on The Alamo
  • longhorn cattle
  • Texas state flag
  • capital city (Austin) + other major cities
  • Mystery animal (armadillo)
  • information about armadillos
  • Fort Worth Stockyards (cattle drive)
  • Word of the Week: Tex-Mex and prickly pear
  • Austin is the live music capital of the world
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park (Glen Rose)
  • Library review: Where are nonfiction dinosaur books located in the library (Dewey section)?
  • Texas horned lizard
  • 1900 Galveston Hurricane
  • hottest temperature ever recorded in Texas (when and where)
  • How long would it take to drive across the entire state of Texas?
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for Grades 2-5.

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