How I Became A Pirate Sequencing Activity

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These ten sentences summarize the book How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long. I cut the strips apart and have students put them in the correct order to retell the book. It makes a great individual or literacy center activity. A Google Slides digital sort version is available for distance learning.

For more information on how I use this product, and others like it, see my blog post entitled "Sequencing Sentences."

Don't forget to check out my other fun pirate activities:

For more information about this resource, and other fun pirate-themed activities, see my blog post: National Talk Like a Pirate Day.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


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