How I Became a Pirate Activities

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60 pages
Grades PreK-5


Ahoy there, book buccaneers and edutainment explorers! Check out our treasure chest of How I Became a Pirate activities perfectly paired with the Novel Effect soundscape!

By making smart predictions, writing about quirky character traits, sequencing the stories events, and reading comprehension from the beginning to end, students will navigate the English Language Arts waters.

That’s not all! Swashbucklin’ scholars will bolster social skills with whole-group prompts and games. The tiny hands on deck will delight in developing fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing escapades.

Ah, and don’t let yer math skills be marooned! With simple to complex addition, subtraction, and multiplying for every level, there’s a math adventure for every matey.

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • make predictions.
  • write about character traits.
  • sequence the story.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • apply reading comprehension through discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills through whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities.
  • add and subtract within 10.
  • add and subtract within 20 without regrouping.
  • subtract within 100 with regrouping.
  • multiply by one and two digit numbers.
  • design a pirate ship flag. 
  • play a digital pirate game. 
  • go on a treasure hunt.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book and Soundscape

Shiver me timbers--it's a pirate adventure! When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob on board, he jumps right in. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate curses--who wouldn't want to go? Soon Jeremy Jacob knows all about being a pirate. He throws his food across the table and his manners to the wind. He hollers like thunder and laughs off bedtime. It's the heave-ho, blow-the-man-down, best time of his life. But then Jeremy Jacob finds out what pirates don't do. As you read with the soundscape, prepare to be delighted by sea shanties and nautical accordian as you set sail for the read-aloud seas! Buy the book.

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