Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ready-To-Go Teacher Created Activities

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, me hearties! Started for fun by John Baur and Mark Summers, and then promoted by syndicated columnist Dave Barry, this fun day day has been around since 2002! Shiver me timbers, people basically love to dress up, talk, and do just about anything to act like a pirate for a day! Create a free account and search Pirate in the Ready-To-Go Publicly Shared Activities Bank


 
 

Blackbeard's Ghost

A North Carolina Ghost Story about Blackbeard's Ghost is a perfect was to entertain and educated middle and high school students on Talk Like a Pirate Day! Nine extended response questions check reading comprehension while giving students practice answering literary questions about tone, setting, author's purpose and main idea. When students are done, they may watch the six min. video about the life of Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard. 

Blackbeard's Ghost

 
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The Treasure Hunt

This fun activity is geared for elementary students. The passage, The Treasure Hunt, is a fun story about Jordan who dreams of finding pirate treasure. Written on a 740 Lexile level, it's just right for young readers. Multiple choice and extended response questions help build literacy skills. The fun when they are done 3 min sing along puts kids in the pirate spirit. 

The Treasure Hunt

 
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Walk the Plank!

Upper elementary and middle school students might be surprised to learn that pirates didn't really make anyone walk the plank. This one page passage is written on a Lexile level of 730. Students have seven multiple choice questions and three extended student response questions. The activity ends with a fun three min. pirate rap video. 

 

Walk the plank

 
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Blackbeard the Pirate

Recommended for 5th-6th grade students, this activity includes a 2 min. video presented by the Smithsonian Channel naming Blackbeard the Most Terrifying Pirate. One page of informational text and six multiple choice questions check reading comprehension, but the topic itself is sure to hold students' attention.  

 

Blackbeard the Pirate

 
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Lost Treasure

Elementary students will love this realistic fiction passage about Red Beard the Pirate. Written on a 680 Lexile level this passage introduces robust vocabulary and check reading comprehension with four multiple choice questions and one student response. When students are done, they can read along with the fun fiction story, My Granny Is a Pirate. Perfect activity for learning and laughing on International Pirate Day! 

 

Lost Treasure

 
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