Pirate Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions | ELA Fiction Review

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Are you looking for ELA reading passages students will actually WANT to read? Make learning FUN with these 10 pirate reading comprehension passages and activities! Use this "pirate add-on pack" of literature reading passages to spiral review fiction reading skills during your ELA block OR during a pirate classroom transformation. They're appropriate for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

There are 10 high-interest reading passages and 10 comprehension activities included in print and digital form.

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You can use this resource two ways:

  1. Use the reading passages to supplement your classroom transformation OR
  2. Use the reading passages for students to enjoy during your ELA block any day for higher engagement while teaching reading skills.

You don't have to do a room transformation to use this resource! These 10 reading comprehension passages are no-prep and print & go. Use them anytime during your ELA block!


  • The Missing Map: Using Illustrations to Understand Text
  • Battle for Treasure: Text Evidence
  • Deadly Decision: Text Evidence
  • Trusting a Warning: Text Evidence
  • To Become a Pirate: Character Traits
  • Tricked: Character Traits
  • A Dangerous Life: Character Traits
  • Lucky: Context Clues
  • Pirates Can’t be Nice: Review Multiple Skills
  • Stealing: Review Multiple Skills


  • The printable version is print & go. There is no prep needed.
  • A digital version for Google Slides is provided. It's easy to assign in Google Classroom and does not require any prep either.


  • All questions are 100% editable in PowerPoint
  • The reading passages are not editable, but every question IS able to be edited!
  • Please note: the digital version is not editable.


  • during a room transformation
  • during your ELA block
  • as partner or small group activities
  • skill practice
  • as reading assessments
  • for ELA test prep
  • remediation or enrichment
  • themed days
  • fast finisher activity
  • homework assignments
  • real-world learning

These pages align with 3rd, 4th, and 5th common core reading standards and Texas TEKS.

This is perfect for teachers looking to differentiate by using different papers for different students OR for teachers looking to spiral review skills taught earlier in the year. Add the reading passages to your pirate room transformation or use them during your ELA block to help students relate learning to real-world subjects.


-This is not a stand-alone room transformation.

-There are no decorations or themed items included.

-The questions are editable. The passages are not.

-The digital version is provided in Google Slides.

-This Add on Pack aligns with my math and reading classroom transformations.

-Let me know if you have ANY questions! You can ask me a question here or email me at lindsaythelifetimelearner@gmail.com

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These pirate reading response pages can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in reading stations, center rotations, third grade reading, fourth grade reading, fifth grade reading, reading centers, as enrichment or remediation, in small groups, as ELA test prep, as worksheets, escape room alternatives, English Language Arts homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), digital theme days, end of year themed days, ela test prep, ela test prep escape room, 3rd grade ela review, 4th grade ela review, 5th grade ela review, fsa ela, nc reading eog, ela test review, reading test prep, 3rd grade reading test prep, 4th grade reading test prep, 5th grade reading test prep, 3rd grade reading comprehension, 4th grade reading comprehension, 5th grade reading comprehension, 3rd grade reading passages, 4th grade reading passages, 5th grade reading passages, 3rd grade reading passages with comprehension questions, classroom transformation kits, printables, and so much more! These reading activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom.Students can complete this online during distance learning / remote learning or in-person during hybrid / face to face lessons.


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90 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
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.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.


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