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"Talk like a Pirate Day" - Fun Research Activity

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"Talk like a Pirate Day" - Fun Research Activity
"Talk like a Pirate Day" - Fun Research Activity
"Talk like a Pirate Day" - Fun Research Activity
"Talk like a Pirate Day" - Fun Research Activity
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September 19th, 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of "International Talk like a Pirate Day!" Seriously, it's an actual holiday celebrated all over the world. So let's celebrate!

What better way to commemorate such an important occasion than to spend the day talking like pirates and researching the lives of real pirates like Blackbeard, Francis Drake, and Calico Jack! Shiver me timbers!

If any of ye mangy sea-dogs dares to download this treasure, here's what ye'll get:
* A double-sided "Pirate Lingo" handout packed with fun pirate-y vocabulary suggestions to help kids talk like pirates
* An Activity Overview overhead page with instructions for the research project and a list of some of history's most famous real-life pirates
* A two-page Research Log to help students organize their pirate research
* A two-page Teacher's Guide with lesson instructions and ties to Common-Core Standards

I hope you have a blast with this activity. Remember that it's okay to take a break and let the kids do something fun (especially if you're secretly helping them build important skills in the process.)

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Hoist the colors and keep a weather eye on the horizon! Arg!


Created by Arik Durfee
Total Pages
7
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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On  September 27, 2013Mrs Sandy (TpT Seller) said:
Excellent Unit! Looks like lots of fun.
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On  September 20, 2013Laura Laroze (TpT Seller) said:
I have all boys in my English class. I cannot believe how much effort they put forth on this project. They all did a great job!! Thanks so much for the great idea and the great materials!
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On  September 10, 2013Fourth Grade Frenzy (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks! I really like the lingo!
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On  February 8, 2013,  Buyer said:
All your work is exceptional. Thanks!
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On  September 10, 2012,  Rhonda A. said:
My favorite day to share with my students. Fun activity
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks! Hope you had fun with this.
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On  September 9, 2012Mark Aaron (TpT Seller) said:
Outstanding work, Arik. A creative and meaningful effort; you get the award for creativity!
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks! If I could choose an award to receive, that's the one I'd aspire to most, so I appreciate it!
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On  September 9, 2012,  Faith  said:
This will be fun!!!!! Thank you!
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
You're welcome! Hope everyone enjoyed the pointless yet completely awesome holiday!
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On  September 9, 2012Margaret Whisnant (TpT Seller) said:
Aye, aye, me hearties! This be a good one!
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks, Margaret. And I see that you're all ready for Pirate Day. Hope you had fun with it.
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On  September 9, 2012Calee Blanchard (TpT Seller) said:
awesome!!
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks!
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On  September 9, 2012,  Megan B. said:
This is great! And aligned to common core writing! Thanks!
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks for the review.
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On  September 9, 2012Sarah Johnson (TpT Seller) said:
Fun product!
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks!
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On  September 9, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is fantastic and a perfect fun tie in to my 5th grade SS explorers unit. Thank you!!!
On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
That's great! Thanks for the review.
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On  September 9, 2012,  Buyer said:
SO simple yet so clever! Aye! It is good to take a break and still accomplish the standards! Thanks for this great activity.
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks!
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On  September 9, 2012Rayadair (TpT Seller) said:
This looks like it is going to be fun! Thank you!
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks!
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On  September 9, 2012,  Buyer said:
What a fantastic resource. Thanks for sharing!
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks for the review!
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On  September 9, 2012,  Jaime J. said:
I'm the same as the last responder--the graphics don't load when I download the activity. I am super excited to use it! Can you let me know if you reload it/fix it? Thanks!!!
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
That's really weird. I just downloaded it myself and it all looks right. I wonder if there's a compatibility issue with your particular machine. Have you tried viewing it as a Word file? Try installing the included font and viewing it in Word. Sometimes PDFs can do weird things.

If you would email me a screen shot of what it looks like on your computer, I might be able to find a way around the issue you're having. Send it to arikdurfee58@yahoo.com.

In the meantime, I've re-uploaded the file and I think it should solve the problem. I saved it in two different PDF formats. Hopefully one of them works. And if not, as a last resort, I saved each page as a separate image file that will DEFINITELY upload correctly and look right on your screen.

Hopefully this helps. Thanks, and sorry for the issues.
Arik
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On  September 9, 2012Christine Webster (TpT Seller) said:
On the pages where you list real life pirate names, etc., the graphics don't come out when I download your cool activity. Can you reload it? This looks really fun!
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
That's really weird. I just downloaded it myself and it all looks right. I wonder if there's a compatibility issue with your particular machine. Have you tried viewing it as a Word file? Try installing the included font and viewing it in Word. Sometimes PDFs can do weird things.

If you would email me a screen shot of what it looks like on your computer, I might be able to find a way around the issue you're having. Send it to arikdurfee58@yahoo.com.

In the meantime, I've re-uploaded the file and I think it should solve the problem. I saved it in two different PDF formats. Hopefully one of them works. And if not, as a last resort, I saved each page as a separate image file that will DEFINITELY upload correctly and look right on your screen.

Hopefully this helps. Thanks, and sorry for the issues.
Arik
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On  September 9, 2012,  Buyer said:
looks like fun. Can't wait to do it with my 8th grade Study Skills Class
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thanks for the review!
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On  August 31, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is going to be so much fun for my kids. We homeschool...so to make it even more exciting we are going to make pirate hats and eye patches. Thanks.
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
That sounds like a ton of fun! Hope your kids have a blast!
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On  August 28, 2012Rachel Sylvester (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks to your creativity, my students think I'm MUCH more creative/funny than I actually am! Thanks for material!!
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Thank YOU for the review!
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On  August 28, 2012,  Gleeanne J. said:
Thanks for sharing Arik! This will be a fun activity after being back in school a couple of weeks!
On  September 9, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Great! Thanks for the feedback.
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On  August 28, 2012Ms Mason (TpT Seller) said:
This looks like a fun intro to research project. I think that I will be trying it with my 6th and 8th grade AIS reading classes and my 7th grade academic support. Nothing like 'sneaking' in the learning!
On  September 2, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
You're my first reviewer on this one, so thanks!
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On  September 23, 2012,  Jami A. asked:
I don't really have a question - just wanted to suggest that you warn about some of sexually inappropriate behaviors of some of the pirates on your Talk Like a Pirate Day lesson. However, it is my fault I didn't research every pirate completely. One of my 5th grade students asked me what a Chinese prostitute was (Cheng I Sao) and I was put in quite a spot. I did tell my students that real pirates were certainly not of the moral type, but I didn't expect that! Thank you for your time in listening to my suggestion.
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On  September 23, 2012Arik Durfee answered:
Hmm. Very good point. I might consider taking her off. However, it's probably tough to find a real pirate who didn't participate in some scandalous behavior. It might be better if I just change the age rating / grade level suggestion on this one. That discussion wouldn't be such a problem in a seventh or eighth grade class, but you're right that it's a bit much for fifth graders to digest.

Thanks for that heads-up.
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"Talk like a Pirate Day" - Fun Research Activity
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"Talk like a Pirate Day" - Fun Research Activity