International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sail along with Cap'n Long John Silver and search for the buried treasure. Talk like a pirate and find out what your pirate name is. Then create a pirate crew and ship of your very own to launch out and search for the buried treasure. Students will love creating their own pirate tales to write about.
Take a look inside our fun pirate writing curriculum. Only $16.95 print and $14.95 digital. Boys love this! Launch out into writing with a fun curriculum filled with writing skills and activities.
USE CODE PIRATES20 or PIRATES20D for Digital until September 20.
For an inside look go to YOUTUBE https://youtu.be/29u90rKXHao?si=u_8BPBiAfvXkv9lH
Use the Superpower Writing approach and help your child succeed in writing by using:
Creative brainstorming-builds a bridge from brain to paper
Pre-writing fun activities-helps to organize an irresistible story
Free writing – writing without the fear of criticism unleashes the storyteller
Gentle grading-builds confidence, giving permission to be a child
Using these four tools creates a “writing adventure” instead of a dull writing lesson. After 15 years of teaching Creative Writing I have discovered when using these super powers, even the most reluctant writer will dive into the writing pool!
With 12 easy step by step lessons, this self-guided curriculum ends with a flashlight pirate party. Perfect for reluctant writers! Works great for teaching multiple grades at once. 3-6 grade
Learn how to create characters, setting, and plots
Learn literary tools like onomatopoeia and interjections
Learn how to use strong verbs, add adjectives, and dialogue
Fun Activities Include:
Make a pirate hat
Make a pirate hook
Make a pirate poster
Make your own pirate code
Dress up like a pirate for the day
Bake a pirate map pizza
Make Teddy's walk the plank Jello cups
Yo, Ho, Ho! Write a Pirates Adventure!
Welcome to Mooville!
Adventures in Writing on the Farm
Start the school year off with something fun that will inspire your children to want to learn! This whimsical creative writing book is perfect for teaching multiple ages and great for a unit study on farm animals. It's also great for those as young as 5-6 years-old to dictate stories for a parent or older sibling to write.
This book literally turns writing time into a delight by creating a farm full of fanciful characters much like the beloved story Charlotte’s Web. Each night after the farmer and his wife go to sleep, the animals begin to talk and continue their lives in Mooville. Will the Moo-Cow Mayor institute Chocolate Milk Mondays? Can Daisy the Duck win the annual cup cake bake off? Your students will have fun learning as they develop the answers! For a FREE download until September 10, subscribe to our monthly newsletter. HERE
There are ten bite size lessons teaching how to create characters, settings and plots. They will learn about the golden rule of writing, “show don’t tell” and how to create tension for an interesting plot. This curriculum is ideal for teaching multiple age levels and motivational for the beginning or seasoned student alike. Mooville is great for incorporating animal science, art and unit studies. Writing will be so much fun that even the reluctant writer will dive into the writing pool!
49 pages-for ages 8 to 11
•Easy to follow Teachers Notes
•One student worksheet per lesson
•Farm animal printables with a fun facts
•Farm animal report pages with questions to answer
•Fun writing activities
•Unit study ideas to incorporate Science and Art
Cathy Duffy Review's Callie’s Contest of Courage Lit Bundle.
This bundle presents a unit study for Christian students based on Jan May’s novel Callie’s Contest of Courage. The novel revolves around 11-year-old Callie, whose Marine Corps dad is sent on an overseas deployment. She faces several challenges that test both her courage and her faith in God. Christian content throughout the story includes a young man accepting Jesus as his savior. (The author includes a subtheme and optional activities at the end of the book that also encourage support for U.S. military troops.)
At the end of the novel are a recipe for a quick version of Banana Cream Pie, instructions for creating a frog habitat, and ideas for supporting overseas troops—all of which relate to the story. Many more activities are found in the 100-page guide, which includes discussion questions, worksheets with vocabulary activities, word-search and crossword puzzles, map work, instruction with questions related to literary analysis, a state report, games, (e.g., a scavenger hunt), and hands-on activities (e.g., making Callie’s Yummy Ice Cream Cups and creating a fun-fair game).
Some discussion questions are of a spiritual nature, such as “How does God speak to Callie?” (page 44), but most are comprehension or application questions, such as “Have you ever had a secret project that you wanted to wait and unveil when it was all finished? What was it?” Most questions that require longer answers are identified as discussion questions, but there are a few for which students are told to write out answers. However, lines underneath the discussion questions allow students to provide written responses to discussion questions. I would recommend assigning selected questions for written responses—maybe one-third of them—both to provide writing activity and to keep the discussion time manageable.
The 18-page lapbook adds a few activities that bring in science topics related to the story: bears, squirrels, and butterfly metamorphosis. In addition, there is a template on which students write a Bible verse and another three pages of cut-outs on George Washington. (A story from Washington’s life plays a pivotal role in Callie’s story.) Students will construct the lapbook on just one file folder that you supply.
These three resources can be used flexibly. Students might read the story on its own. From the guide, parents might use only the discussion questions, their choices from the other activities, or all of them. The lapbook is entirely optional but provides an expansion primarily into science.
It might take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete all of the activities in the bundle. It really depends on how quickly you want to read the book and how much time you have to devote to the activities.
Callie’s Contest of Courage Lit Bundle should be great for families, maybe using the novel as a read aloud with children in grades one through six and the guide activities and lapbook with students in grades three through six.