How I Became a Pirate Activities for PreK-5th Grade

Get on board and set sail with over two dozen How I Became a Pirate Activities schooner rather than later.
How I Became a Pirate book cover with thumbnail images of free activity sheets and Novel Effect app on phone

Abso-loot Fun How I Became a Pirate Activities

Get on board and set sail with How I Became a Pirate Activities schooner rather than later.  Choose from over 2 dozen English Language Arts and Math activities before, during, or after reading How I Became a Pirate with the Novel Effect App. The activities included will enable students to:

  • decorate a sand castle.
  • practice symmetry.
  • draw themselves as a pirate.
  • draw a treasure map.
  • illustrate story elements.
  • summarize the story.
  • draw or write about the 5 senses.
  • define pirate talk. 
  • solve addition equations.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • write sentences with story vocabulary.
  • write about being a pirate.
  • write a social media post from the boy’s perspective.
  • solve math puzzles.
  • practice pirate-themed parts of speech.
  • reflect on and respond to questions and prompts about the story.
  • write varying lengths.
  • create a pirate ship flag.
  • draw a treasure map.

The activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.

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Use this cute pirate joke with children and other pirate fans.

What does a pirate's dog do?

Scallywag his tail!

About This Book

Jeremy sees a pirate ship passing by one day while playing at the beach. Then he tells how he learned about scurvy dog and sea chanteys, and food fights. He also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board. In this colorful book by Melinda Long, you can join the swashbuckling adventure.

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