Writing Spark!: Walk the Plank

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.

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