Ahoy, mateys! Cheryl Gourley has created two nonfiction reading selections on Blackbeard the Pirate and Bath, North Carolina, the first NC town and where Blackbeard once lived. Each selection is written at an intermediate reading level. A reading response page or a multiple choice question sheet accompany each selection. Answers are provided for all worksheets. The pages can be used for individual assignments or projected to a SMART board. Fulfills the Common Core standard 4.10 for comprehending informational texts, including history.