Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, started by John Baur and Mark Summers, aka Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket aka eight years ago.
Here’s a treasure chest of ideas for pirate-themed writing:
- Ask your crew to make up their own pirate names and to describe what they look like, what adventures they’ve been on, what their ship is like.
- Read Pirate School by Cathy Dubowski aloud…it includes a list of pirate rules. Ask your writers to come up with their own rules for being a pirate.
- Ask your writers to hide a treasure in the house. Then, they make a map to that treasure using written clues. Exchange them and try to locate the booty.