Student Distance Learning Program: Tall Tales in Texas


March 2, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

Participate in Read Across America Day and register your classroom for this FREE special one-time videoconference program geared toward grades K-5.

What makes a story a tall tale? What are the characteristics of that genre? A Museum Educator will lead students in a discussion about the literary elements of a tall tale. The book, "Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat" will be read aloud with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. During the discussion, students will evaluate the Tall Tale genre and determine whether this story fits the criteria.

TEKS English Language Arts curriculum correlations:

Kindergarten: K.7a-d; K.8a

1st grade: 1.8a-d; 1.9a

2nd grade: 2.8a-d; 2.9a

3rd grade: 3.8a-d; 3.9a

4th grade: 4.8a-d; 4.9a; 4.10a-f

5th grade: 5.9a; 5.10a-f

This program debuts on March 2 during special presentations for Read Across America Day. For more information on registering email

Not sure about whether you have the technological capabilities? See requirements here.