A non-fiction text at the 3rd grade level about Blackbeard the pirate. It has some made up facts as well to encourage students to think critically about what they are reading. The non-fiction text features focused on in Blackbeard are headings, pictures, captions, a time line and facts. There are questions included that have grade 3 students thinking deeply about what they have read. This text is also available in a 2nd grade version.