This is an open ended writing project that can be easily used with students who have a variety of different writing capabilities. My students loved this project. The idea of creating a 3-D pirate ship as a way to showcase their writing really was a huge draw for students. I was especially pleased and excited to see my struggling writers (students who do not like to write, or have written output difficulties) eagerly try to put pencil to paper to create and then complete a story. The 'pirate talk' word bank also helped students to give their stories a real pirate feel.
This Pirate writing project is a great way to get your students into the buccaneer spirit, while engaging them in the writing process. This package includes:
1. Story starters to help your students begin their writing project (Some students are really good at generating their own ideas, and do not to need story starters. I provide the story starters and invite students to use them, only if they find them helpful.)
2. A word bank of some common Pirate words your students may find useful while drafting their stories.
3. A story planning page to help them organize their thoughts and outline their story.
4. An 11 x 17 template of the background and an 11 x 17 page of the pirate ship and other features that can be added to create a pop-out effect. (I recommend photocopying the background and pirate ship features onto manila tag to make them stronger and easier to display.)
5. A front cover and good copy inside story pages (in the shape of a ship’s sail) ready to attach to the Pirate ship for easy and attractive display of the finished project.
I also have a 3-D Castle Story Template and Story Planner available at my store, Clare's Classroom.
3-D Pirate Story Template and Story Planner
by Clare Haagensen
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