Did you know that September 19 is Talk like a Pirate day? Kids love pirates (and who doesn’t like breaking into pirate talk once in a while – let’s be honest!)
These fun, pirate-themed no (and low) prep literacy printables are a big hit with my students.
Here’s one special student’s cover page, followed by the activities! ->
Pirate letter sounds:
Many early writers need a strategy for hearing the sounds in words. Check out this post for a full explanation of Elkonin sound boxes, demonstration video and a free sample very similar to what you see below.
Pirate words and upper / lower case letter match:
Pirate sentence puzzles:
These pages were designed with the intention of printing the sentence strips onto colored paper. Students each receive a sentence strip of each color, cut the spaces between the words, then lay the words in order before gluing them down.
Pirate reading comprehension, graphic organizers and writing templates:
On the yellow page below, there is a short, descriptive story supported by pictures that I like to read (and ‘jazz up’) to the group as they follow along, and discuss the details with before they ever see the ‘W’ questions page (highlighted below in green). There is room at the bottom of this sheet (‘The story begins’), it can be attached to cover the ‘beginning’ box of the graphic organizer page, or the page flipped over for students to continue the story by answering ‘What do you think they did next?’
I have done shared writing for the story middle sections on chart paper with my early literacy groups, and then had the students brainstorm ideas for possible endings. I’ll update soon with more!
Pirate Fun on Pinterest!
Click here to see loads of fun pirate ideas from educators all over the world on Pinterest!
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, Matey!