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I have to admit something…I have a thing for pirates. I may have been one in a former life or something 🙂 I look forward to Talk Like A Pirate Day in September every year cause I know I can whip out all my pirate stuff and have an awesome week of therapy…aarghhhh! I have created another Pirate Language and Pirate Artic packets already….BUT, there is a book I love that stars pirates and now I have a companion for it….
This book companion is 42 pages! It covers just a little bit of everything and I am so excited about it! But if you don’t have this book in your room, you can check it out on Amazon…
- First, each set of targets has an instruction page that includes prep and activity directions, as well as Common Core Standards references, deck cover card, and “I will” statements.
- 16 open ended comprehension questions about the story. Also, there are 8 blank cards for you to add what you need!
- 16 comprehension questions with 2 picture answer choices.
- Sequencing! There are 16 cards with various story events and details. Of course, which cards you use is up to you…you can use a few or all 16!
- Vocabulary is always an important part of storybook readings, so I included 8 Tier 2 vocabulary words in context, with 3 answer choices.
- And then we have pirate vocabulary…which is completely different! There are 8 pirate words with matching definition cards. I also included blank cards for students to come up with more pirate words!
- Sentence Scramble targets word order and parts of speech. There are 5 sentences (color coded) that students will have to put in correct order. You can also work on adding details, sorting parts of speech, and combing sentences. There is a student recording sheet for them to write down all of their pirate sentences!
- I targeted pronouns and verbs with this activity, which includes a pronoun sorting page with ‘she’, ‘he’, ‘it’, and ‘they’. There are 16 regular verbs and 16 irregular verbs from the story. Students can choose a verb and put it on the mat, using the correct pronouns. You can also target verb tense with this activity!
- Barrier games are a favorite of mine, so I included this beach scene and 10 items (4 pirates, ship, map, telescope, parrot, chest, and flag) that you can use for students to work on following directions, prepositions, auditory comprehension, etc.
- In the story the pirates have terrible manners, so I targeted table manners in this sort! Above is the sorting mat, where students will decide if the cards are good manners or bad manners. There are 12 cards with social situations to be sorted, plus 12 blank cards for students to come up with their own!
- Coin collector can be used as a roll and cover with dice and chips/markers to target any of the included skills! I also included a black and white version, so it can be colored!
- An open ended game board, for any of the decks OR your own target!
- WH question cube can be rolled to work on asking and answering questions.
- A writing prompt for students to describe what they would do if they were a pirate.
- A Venn diagram to target similarities and differences between Jeremy and Braid Beard.
- Two graphic organizers to work on story retell and story elements.
I am so excited to show this to my students, I know they will love it and so will yours!
You can snag it in my TPT store so it will be ready to go for next school year!