For Jeremy, becoming a pirate is fantastic—no rules! Singing loudly, talking with his mouth full, not saying “please” or “thank you” is great—until he discovers that being a pirate has a downside. After a scary storm at sea, he learns that pirates don’t tuck kids in bed, read them books, or give good-night kisses. The central message: Jeremy learns to have a new appreciation for his parents and for rules.
This fantastically illustrated (David Shannon) read-aloud--paired with our Text-Dependent Questions--is a great text for teaching children the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7! MAXimize the productivity of your read aloud time by concluding with our Response to Literature writing activity. Students write an adjective-rich description of their own pirate. Come along on this fun adventure with Braid Beard and Jeremy, and have as much fun as the kids while teaching the Common Core and reflecting upon the central message of the story! Great for Back to School or any time!
Included in this Packet:
1 Text-Dependent Question card
1 Response to Literature paragraph writing activity
The Text-Dependent Questions…
*cite the CCSS used
*help with modeling close reading
*include page references and answers for teacher reference
The Response to Literature writing activity…
*”My Pirate” provides students an opportunity to reflect on the story and write a paragraph, including lots of adjectives, about their own pirate